New Market Opportunity For PCs
The global COVID-19 pandemic is fueling not only greater PC demands around remote work and learning, but is now opening the door to net new opportunities that is expanding the PC market, according to new data from research firm IDC.
The world’s top three market leaders of Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard and Lenovo all grew PC shipments by double digits year over year in the fourth quarter 2020. A total of 91.6 million PCs were shipped globally in the fourth quarter, up a whopping 26 percent year over year.
“Demand is pushing the PC market forward and all signs indicate this surge still has a way to go,” said Ryan Reith, program vice president of IDC‘s Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers in a statement. “The obvious drivers for last year’s growth centered around work from home and remote learning needs, but the strength of the consumer market should not be overlooked. We continue to see gaming PCs and monitor sales at all-time highs and Chrome-based devices are expanding beyond education into the consumer market. In retrospect, the pandemic not only fueled PC market demand but also created opportunities that resulted in a market expansion.”
CRN breaks down the top five PC market leaders who sold the most PCs from to October 2020 to December 2020.