According to the Gartner Institute, approximately 84.1 million PCs shipped worldwide in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 1% compared to the third quarter of 2020. Lenovo in China is still at the forefront, followed by American manufacturer HP. Together, they account for almost half of the market share.
Lenovo, a Chinese manufacturer, sold 1990 million PCs between July and September 2021 with a 23.7% market share. This quarter outperformed HP (17.6 million, 20.9% share), Dell (15.2 million, 18.1%), Apple (7.2 million, 8.6%) and Acer (6 million, 7.2%). This data includes all PC types, including desktops. For the first time, Gartner includes Chromebook sales in these numbers.
According to Gartner, this growth is due to the continued strong demand for PCs from professionals, supported by the economic recovery seen around the world. However, this growth was concentrated in the desktop segment as laptop shipments continued to be restricted due to a shortage of semiconductors.
The Institute IDC has a positive outlook for this shortfall at the end of fiscal 2021, but shipments are relatively stable until 2025, expected to be just below 350 million units each year.
Global PC sales continue to be strong in the third quarter of 2021 despite a shortage of semiconductors
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