As we have already reported, experts from the analytical company Canalys estimate the growth of the global PC market in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year at 5%. Their IDC peers give a 3.9% rating. Gartner analysts were even more restrained. They estimate PC shipments were up just 1% year over year. Interestingly, the absolute value characterizing the volume of deliveries, Gartner gives the same as Canalys – 84.1 million units, while IDC counted 86.7 million units.
According to Gartner experts, vaccinations and the resumption of classes in educational institutions led to the fact that consumers began to spend less on computers, reallocating priorities between items of expenditure. At the same time, demand in the corporate segment was high due to the beginning of economic recovery in key regions and the return of employees to offices. In the corporate segment, analysts say desktop PC shipments have been growing steadily, while laptop shipments have been hampered by component shortages.
In the first place among manufacturers in the Gartner report is Lenovo. It increased sales by 1.8%, so its share increased slightly over the year – from 23.5% to 23.7%. The second place is taken by HP. Its share for the year decreased from 22.5% to 20.9%, as this company reduced supplies by 5.8%. The third-largest company Dell was able to increase shipments by 26.5%, which led to an increase in its share from 14.5% to 18.1%. Apple is in fourth place. It increased supplies by 7.4%, as a result of which its share increased from 8.1% to 8.6%. Acer closes the top five, having cut shipments by 4.8% over the year. As a result, its share decreased from 7.6% to 7.2%.