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Lenovo Leads Global PC Market in Q2 2021 With 23.9 Percent Market Share; HP, Dell, Apple Follow: IDC

Lenovo sold over 20 million units in Q2 2021 compared to 17.4 million in Q2 of 2020.

Lenovo Leads Global PC Market in Q2 2021 With 23.9 Percent Market Share; HP, Dell, Apple Follow: IDC

Lenovo saw a 14.9 percent growth in Q2 2021 compared to Q2 2020

Highlights
  • IDC says the growth in PC market has declined over the past two quarters
  • Lenovo had 23.6 percent market share in Q2 2020
  • Lenovo is among the top five PC companies

Lenovo shipped the most laptops globally in the second quarter of this year according to the latest report by International Data Corporation (IDC). The Hong Kong-based tech giant shipped just over 20 million PC units which include desktops, notebooks, and workstations. HP was second in line followed by Dell, Apple, and Acer. The overall PC market grew by 13.2 compared to the second quarter of last year despite global component shortages. Smaller vendors have also helped drive the overall growth.

As per the latest data by IDC, the global PC market grew by 13.2 percent in the second quarter of this year, compared to the second quarter of 2020. In Q2 2021, 83.6 million units of desktops, notebooks, and workstations were shipped globally. Lenovo was on top of the ladder with over 20 million units shipped capturing 23.9 percent of the market share. In the same quarter of last year, HP was in the lead with its 18 million units and 24.5 percent market share.

This year, HP secured the second position with its 18.5 million units shipped and a 22.2 percent market share. Dell shipped 13.9 million units capturing 16.7 percent market share retaining its position compared to last year. Apple shipped less than half the number of PCs than Dell at 6.1 million and captured 7.4 percent market share, which is slightly lower than its Q2 2020 market share of 7.6 percent. Acer followed close with its 6.08 million units shipped and 7.3 percent market share.

Other brands accounted for 18.7 million units shipped and 22.5 percent of the market share. Research Manager for IDC's Mobile and Consumer Device Trackers, Jitesh Ubrani, said, “The PC market's hot streak continued to drive heavy investments from the supply side including the entry of new vendors as well as additional spend from underdogs. And while the top 5 continue to drive volume, the smaller vendors have helped drive growth by offering unique features or niche designs.”

Compared to the previous two quarters, the growth has comparatively tapered off falling from 25.8 percent in Q4 2020 and 55.9 percent in Q1 2021 to 13 percent in Q2 2021. Senior Research Analyst with IDC's Devices and Displays Group, Neha Mahajan said that this decline could be due to consumer demand slowing down after nearly a year of aggressive PC buying. However, the demand for commercial segment still seems promising.


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Vineet Washington writes about gaming, smartphones, audio devices, and new technologies for Gadgets 360, out of Delhi. Vineet is a Senior Sub-editor for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about gaming on all platforms and new developments in the world of smartphones. In his free time, Vineet likes to play video games, make clay models, play the guitar, watch sketch-comedy, and anime. Vineet is available on vineetw@ndtv.com, so please send in your leads and tips. More
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