The global PC market saw significant growth in 2020, according to a recent report from Canalys.
Shipments of desktops, laptops and workstations rose 25% in the fourth quarter of 2020 from 2019, reaching 90.3 million units according to the report.
However, these figures do not include the tablets.
“Continued strong demand during the holiday season led to a third consecutive quarter of sequential growth, with fourth quarter shipments up 13 percent from what was a stellar performance in the third quarter,” Canalys said in a press release.
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Total PC shipments in 2020 grew 11% to 297 million units.
“This represents the highest annual growth since 2010 and the highest shipping volume since 2014. The growth of the global PC market in 2020 alone has been driven by laptops and mobile workstations,” according to the report.
Shipments of laptops and mobile workstations increased 25% from 2019 to 235.1 million units. While shipments of workstations and office workstations fell 22% from 2019 to 61.9 million units in 2020.
Lenovo was the leading player in the PC market in the fourth quarter with record shipments of 23.1 million units and annual growth of 29%. The company’s total shipments for 2020 were 72.6 million units, with a market share of 24.5%.
Lenovo was followed by HP in the annual ranking, with fourth quarter shipments of 19.1 million units and total 2020 shipments of 67.6 million units, up 7% from 2019. .
Dell finished 2020 in third place with its fourth quarter shipments up 27% to pass 15 million for the first time in its history. Dell shipped a total of 50.3 million units in 2020. Apple and Acer were in fourth and fifth place, shipping 22.6 million and 20.0 million devices, respectively.
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These top five vendors accounted for 78.5% of PC shipments in 2020, according to the report.
“The digital transformation the world has embarked on over the past year is unprecedented, and PCs were at the heart of that change,” said Rushabh Doshi, Research Director at Canalys.
“It’s going to be extremely difficult to write off the PC like some of us did a few years ago. The PCs are here to stay, ”Doshi added.
“2021 is shaping up to be an even more exciting year for PCs, with vendors and ecosystem players refusing to rest on their laurels as they compete for the new demand opportunities that have emerged in 2020,” said Ishan Dutt, analyst at Canalys.
“Innovations in chipsets, operating systems, connectivity and form factors will take center stage as the PC industry reaches out to a wider range of customers who bring new behaviors and business cases. use. As supply shortages continue to dampen the market in the near term, Canalys estimates that most of the wrinkles will be ironed out by the second half of 2021, ”said Dutt.