Canalys: PC and tablet markets record doubled sales in Q1 2021

Yordan, 05 May 2021

Canalys has posted its quarterly report on the PC and tablet market, and the numbers for Q1 2021 are more than impressive - computers and slates doubled in sales on a yearly basis, while Chromebooks in particular posted a whopping a 275% increase.

Canalys: PC and tablet markets record another yearly growth in Q1 2021

Canalys is keeping the Chromebooks in a separate category because they are indeed laptops or two-in-one devices, but at the same time, they are more affordable with a different Chrome-based UI, catered to a specific audience. They are extremely browser-centric and these devices are perfect for work and study - something many of us had to do from home.

Canalys: PC and tablet markets record another yearly growth in Q1 2021

Tablets, in general, have been on a steady quarterly increase, but compared with Q1 2020, the increase was 51.8%. All major players managed to record an annual growth aside from Huawei which is still struggling to stay afloat without access to US-made technologies.

Canalys: PC and tablet markets record another yearly growth in Q1 2021

The PC market saw Lenovo stay on top, ahead of Apple, HP, Dell, and Samsung. The Top 5 kept their positions, compared with Q1 2020, but all of them improved their sales results.

Canalys analyst Brian Lynch has revealed that the education sector might be a key driver for the majority of shipments across all these categories, but general popularity with consumers is also rising. The situation was compared with a rising tide that brings all boats afloat, allowing companies to be back in the game.

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