Canalys: PC market posts 25% year-on-year growth in Q4 2020

Ro, 13 January 2021

According to the latest Canalys analysis, the global PC market grew for a third quarter in a row recording an impressive 13% growth compared to Q3 2020 thanks to the increased demand during the holiday season. But even compared to Q4 2019, the industry marked an impressive 25% growth.

Canalys: PC market grows 25% in Q4 2020 year-on-year

That's a speedy recovery after the tough Q1 last year. The shipments for the entire 2020 grew 11% reaching 297 million units with notebooks and mobile workstations being the driving factor and accounting for 235.1 million of those. In fact, desktop PC shipments fell 22% to 61.9 million units compared to 2019.

Canalys: PC market grows 25% in Q4 2020 year-on-year

Lenovo is once again the industry leader with 29% YoY growth shipping a total of 72.6 million PCs and accounting for almost a quarter of the whole market - 24.5%. HP takes second place with 67.6 million devices recording a stable 7% growth YoY. Dell, on, the other hand, reached a personal best of 15 million units in Q4 reaching a total of 50.3 million shipments. Fourth and fifth place are occupied by Apple and Acer, respectively, with 22.6 and 20 million devices.

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It's not culprit, it's just adjust to way of life in pandemic, expect this to continue even into the future

The rise of needs for working and studying from home are the "culprit" behind this. Many household didn't need pc nor notebook but now are forced to have one. And yes, not all schools and offices are providing the tools for everyo...

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