It is reported that PC shipments will recover significantly in 2021 as demand for remote work and online classes is created around the world. According to a report from the research firm SA (Strategy Analytics) released this time, notebook PC shipments in the first quarter of 2021 recorded more than 80% growth rate compared to the same period last year. Among them, Apple and Acer almost doubled the growth rate of 94%.
According to SA, Lenovo had the largest number of laptop shipments in the first quarter of 2021, with 16.3 million units. This is an 84% growth rate from 8.9 million units in the same period last year. The second place is HP, with 15.4 million units, with a growth rate of 91%. Third place Dell had a growth rate of 37% with 10 million units, fourth place Apple with 5.7 million units and fifth place Acer with 4.9 million units, both of which had a growth rate of 94%. The total number of shipments is 68.2 million units, and the growth rate is 81%.
In terms of market share, Lenovo ranked No. 1 at 23.9%, and HP at No. 2 increased slightly to 22.6%. Dell was 14.6%, down close to 5% from 19.2% in the same period last year. In addition, Apple followed 8.4%, Acer 7.2%, and others 23.2%.
When looking at the shipments by operating system, the highest sales volume was Windows, with 49.8 million units, a year-on-year growth rate of 66%. The second place is 12.10 million chromium units, with a whopping 174% growth rate. The number of macOS was 5.7 million units, and the growth rate was 94%. Related information can be found here.