PC Shipments Reportedly Grew Higher Due To Worldwide Work-From-Home Practice

Joanna Estrada
July 10, 2020

Dell shipped 10.64 million units while Apple's shipments clocked 4.36 million units. Acer shipped 4 million units in this quarter which is 23.6% more than the corresponding quarter past year and Asus shipped 3.5 million units, a 21.4% improvement.

Global PC shipments rose 11% to 72.3 million in the quarter, with the USA posting its highest quarterly-shipment volume in more than a decade, according to preliminary data from International Data Corp. While Apple's shipments have risen, the growth of the entire PC market has also reached 2.8% growth.

HP Inc. and China's Lenovo Group Ltd. each held about 25% of the global market. That puts Cupertino in fourth place in the global market in number of units shipped. The firm's numbers are similar to those offered by Gartner, though IDC puts HP in the lead over Lenovo. Dell has 16.6% market share in Q2 2020. "With volumes expected to surpass 21 million units, the United States has not seen such volume since the end of 2009", IDC wrote in a Thursday research note. In India, we have recently seen launches by HP, Lenovo, Dell and Acer, to name a few, across price points to appeal to those who are searching for a new computing device for work from home, online classes, entertainment and more. Mac shipments in the second quarter of 2020 were 2 million units, up from 1.9 million units in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 4.3%. Overall U.S. PC shipments were also up 4.6 percent year over year. The upward tick in shipments is not expected to continue.

Interestingly, IDC also released PC shipment reports simultaneously. IDC data shows that Apple shipped 5.6 million Macs in the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 36% from the estimated 4.1 million in the second quarter of 2019.

The need for a laptop during the pandemic caused PC shipments in the USA to soar to levels not seen in over a decade, according to the research firm IDC.

It is worth noting that the data from Gartner and IDC are estimates and can not reflect Apple's actual sales.

Personal-computer sales rebounded in the June quarter, driven by higher demand from workers and students forced to study and work from home amid the coronavirus, according to preliminary data from two industry-research firms.

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