According tomedia The Verge, analytics firm Canalys reported that pc makers shipped 79 million personal computers in the third quarter of 2020, up 13 percent from a year earlier, with Lenovo leading the list. In terms of shipments of desktops, laptops and workstations worldwide, Canalys found that Acer shipped 5.6 million units last quarter, up 15% year-on-year. That’s the biggest percentage increase since 2019. But Lenovo shipped the most in the third quarter, at 19.3m units, up 11 per cent year-on-year, followed by HP with 18.6m units, up 12 per cent year-on-year.
In addition, Dell shipped 11.9 million units in the third quarter, down 0.5 percent from a year earlier, while Apple shipped 6.3 million units, up 13.2 percent from a year earlier.
Earlier this year, several laptops were out of stock because of a sudden surge in demand for home office and learning during the New Crown pandemic. But the supply chain failed to keep up, with PC shipments down 12.3% in the first quarter of 2020. But in the months that have since, suppliers have begun to recover, Canalys analyst Ishan Dutt said in a statement.
“Suppliers, supply chains and channels now have time to find their feet and allocate resources to the supply of notebooks, which are still in high demand from businesses and consumers.” Dutt said. He added: “IT spending, including PC investment, will ‘be a core driver of the post-epidemic economic recovery’.”