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Global PC market grew 13% in Q3 and broke its 10-year record

By Cookie Monster - on 10 Oct 2020, 10:28am

Global PC market grew 13% in Q3 and broke its 10-year record

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The global PC market continues to benefit from the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Data from research firm Canalys shows that the global PC market saw 79.2 million units shipped in Q3 2020. Compared to the same period a year ago, the PC market grew a stellar 13% which is the highest growth in the past 10 years. 

The spike in demand is driven by the coronavirus lockdowns in many countries where employees have to work from home and schools turning to online classes for students. Shipments of notebooks and mobile workstations grew 28.3% year-on-year while shipments of desktop and desktop workstations declined by 26%. 

Lenovo led the PC market with growth of 11.4% and shipments of over 19 million units. HP also saw an impressive growth of 11.9% with 18.7 million units shipped, which placed the company in second position. Dell came in third with a small drop in shipments from a year ago. Rounding out the top five are Apple and Acer with growth of 13.2% and 15% respectively. 

Rushabh Doshi, Canalys Research Director, says the Covid-19 pandemic and its lasting effects will continue to create significant opportunities for PC makers in the next few years. As people adapt to the new world of working, learning and collaborating, PC makers have to re-position their devices towards a wider range of use cases, and focus on mobility, connectivity, battery life, display and audio quality.

Source: Canalys