2020Q3 global PC market grows 13%, Lenovo surpasses HP to return to number one

Canalys released a research report on the global PC market for the third quarter of 2020. The Q3 global PC market increased by 12.7% year-on-year, with shipments reaching 79.2 million units. Lenovo returned to the top with 19.27 million units and 24.3% market share.

A few days ago, the well-known data research organization Canalys released a research report on the global PC market for the third quarter of 2020. The data shows that the global PC market grew by 12.7% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, with shipments reaching 79.2 million units, a record high in the past decade . Among the top five manufacturers, Lenovo returned to the top with a shipment of 19.27 million units and a market share of 24.3%.

Affected by COVID-19, the global PC market has experienced a weak first quarter, and the recovery in the second quarter has continued. Until the third quarter of this year, global notebook computer shipments reached 64 million units, almost the same as 2011 The highest record of 64.6 million units in the fourth quarter of the year was flat. Shipments of notebook computers and mobile workstations increased by 28.3% year-on-year, while shipments of desktop computers and desktop workstations decreased by 26.0%.

Canalys analysis believes that one of the important reasons why notebooks have become the main force in the growth of the PC market is the increase in demand from the public sector. For example, the British government has purchased 100,000 notebooks for students who cannot return to school.

Among the top manufacturers, Lenovo regained the top spot in the PC market with a growth rate of 11.4% in the third quarter, with shipments exceeding 19 million units. HP also achieved a growth rate of 11.9%, ranking second with 18.66 million units shipped, and its market share is slightly lower than Lenovo. Although Dell ranked third, its shipments fell slightly by 0.5% from the same period last year to 11.89 million units. Apple and Acer ranked fourth and fifth, with market shares of 8.1% and 7.1%, respectively, an increase of 13.2% and 15.0%.

Canalys Research Director Rushabh Doshi said: “COVID-19 has had a long-term impact on the way people work, study and collaborate. The demand for laptops is still growing, and it will create huge opportunities for PC manufacturers in the years to come. As the boundaries between work and home life are becoming increasingly blurred, smart devices need to meet the application requirements of different scenarios, while satisfying mobility, easy connection, long battery life, and high-quality display and audio effects.”

(The picture in the text comes from Canalys)


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