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PC shipments up 3.6% YoY in Q3 2020 with Acer and ASUS leading the way

By Kenny Yeo - on 13 Oct 2020, 10:03am

PC shipments up 3.6% YoY in Q3 2020 with Acer and ASUS leading the way

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Worldwide PC shipments saw modest growth year-over-year. According to Gartner PC shipments increased by 3.6% YoY, rising from 68.86 million to 71.37 million units.

It goes without saying that much of this has been fuelled by the pandemic which is forcing a sizeable portion of the workforce to work from home.

Some brands experienced bigger growth than others. Acer and ASUS led the way, enjoying shipment growths of a whopping 29.5% and 12.9% respectively.

Lenovo and Apple didn't fare too badly either and saw growths of 8.3% and 7.3% respectively. HP saw a small jump – just 0.7%.

Dell, however, saw shipments drop 4.6% as shipments went down from 11.34 million to 10.82 million units. Nevertheless, it still held on to it's position as the world's third-largest PC vendor. Lenovo remains first and HP second.

(Image source: Gartner)

It's hard to say why Acer and ASUS experienced such significant growths, but if I had to guess, I would think it's down to the two companies' range of affordable notebooks.

The two brands have rich offerings of slim but powerful notebooks that are around the US$1,000 to US$1,500 range.

As for HP and Dell, Gartner reported that their lacklustre numbers are because of steep declines in desktop PC sales.

Source: Gartner