According to an IDC survey, Lenovo has a 24.3 percent share of the global PC market in the first quarter of 2021, while HP has a 22.9 percent share


According to an IDC survey, Lenovo had a 24.3 percent share of the global conventional PC market (which includes desktops, notebooks, and workstations) in the first quarter of 2021. The worldwide shipments of Lenovo is 55.2 percent year over year.

With a 22.9 percent share of the PC market, HP Inc came in second, led by Dell Technologies with a 15.4 percent share.

In the January-March timeframe, worldwide PC shipments totaled 84 million, down 8% from the fourth quarter of 2020.

Although sequential declines are common in the first quarter, the PC market hasn’t seen a drop this small since the first quarter of 2012, when it fell 7.5 percent sequentially, IDC’s worldwide quarterly personal computing device tracker was published on Saturday.

According to Jitesh Ubrani, research manager at IDC, unmet demand from the previous year has carried over into the first year, and additional demand resulting from the pandemic has also continued to drive the number.

However, he said, the industry continues to face challenges such as component shortages and logistics problems, which have all led to a rise in average selling prices.

Apple was fourth with an 8% market share (by shipments), while Acer Group was fifth with 5%.

Growth in gaming, the need for higher performance notebooks in the industry, and an increase in demand for touchscreens in the education segment have all contributed to the PC market’s continued revival and rises in average selling prices (ASPs).

The ongoing shortages in the semiconductor market, according to Ryan Reith, programme vice president of IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers, only delay vendors’ ability to replenish inventory and fulfil orders to customers.

We assume that a paradigm change has occurred in the PC industry, resulting in a more optimistic outlook for the coming years. Despite the fact that many countries are beginning their “opening up” phase, demand in all three segments — industry, education, and consumer — is exceeding expectations, according to Reith.

For the majority of 2021, component shortages would most likely be a subject of discussion.

The more critical issue, according to Reith, is what PC demand would look like in 2-3 years.