PC market continues to grow despite chip shortage: IDC – Eagles Vine

NEW DELHI: According to IDC, the global shipments for PCs grew 55.2% year over year during the first quarter of 2021(1Q21). The report added that despite the shortage of chipsets the PC market witnessed a great first quarter. PC shipments reached 84 million worldwide in 1Q21
As per IDC, the continued resurgence in the PC market, as well as increases in average selling prices (ASPs), have primarily been driven by growth in gaming, the need for higher performance notebooks in the enterprise, and an increase in demand for touchscreens within the education segment.

Ryan Reith, program vice president with IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers, said, “There is no question when entering 2021 the backlog for PCs was extensive across the business, consumer, and education. The ongoing shortages in the semiconductor space only further prolong the ability for vendors to refill inventory and fulfil orders to customers. We believe a fundamental shift has occurred around the PC, which will result in a more positive outlook for years to follow.”
“All three segments – business, education, and consumer – are experiencing demand that we didn’t expect to happen regardless of many countries beginning their ‘opening up’ process. Component shortages will likely be a topic of conversation for the majority of 2021, but the more important question should be what PC demand will look like in 2-3 years,” added Reith.
As per the latest report, Lenovo captures 1st position in the PC segment with a 24.3% market share. The second position is captured by HP with 22.9% market share.
Dell and Apple rank at number 3 and number 4 with 15.4% and 8% market share respectively. Acer is the fifth company on the list with 7% market share.

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