Who is ahead in the PC market?
In the Corona situation, the global market for personal computers or PCs has picked up. According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, the global notebook PC market has grown by 26 percent over the past year. According to the report, PC sales have shown positive results in both personal and commercial sales. The report claims that many people around the world have bought notebook PCs for office work and schooling during the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic.
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Lenovo is currently at the top of the notebook PC market, according to Strategy Analytics. The company sold 1 crore 36 lakh units of PCs in the last quarter. Compared to last year, the marginal growth has been 17 percent this year and the rate of bringing PCs to the market has increased by 25 percent.
HP ranks second in the notebook PC market after Lenovo. HP is at the forefront of marginal growth. Among the top five notebook PC makers, HP has seen a maximum growth of 42 percent. The company has also competed with Lenovo in terms of bringing PCs to the market. HP’s PC sales grew 24.8 percent in the last quarter.
Dell and Apple are in third and fourth place in the PC market. Both the companies have seen a 21 percent growth in the second quarter of this year, April-June, compared to the same period last year. At this time, Dell has released 74 lakh units of PCs and Apple has released 47 lakh units of PCs.
Acer ranks fifth in the global PC market. Acer ranks second in the second quarter of the year in terms of PC market growth. In the last quarter, their growth has been 41 percent.
Chirag Upadhyay, a senior research analyst at Strategy Analytics, said the main reason for the success of PC makers is the growing demand in the supply chain. For this, they have worked with the channel and retail partners. Demand for PCs has risen in most cities around the world due to a lockdown last March. Many people buy products in advance out of fear. However, in the beginning, there was additional demand but PC vendors gradually started to meet the market demand.
Chirag said the risk of the financial crisis and recession due to Corona remains in the PC market. Yet many countries are dealing with the first wave of corona infection. If the second wave of infection starts in countries like Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia, it could have a negative impact on the PC market.
Last July, market research firm Gartner and IDC reported that the global PC market had been declining for two consecutive quarters before the Corona epidemic spread. At the end of the second quarter of the year, the PC makers smiled back.
According to preliminary data from market research firm IDC, the PC market has grown 4.8 percent this year compared to last year.
According to Gartner and IDC, Lenovo topped the PC market in the second quarter of the year. Their PC sales rate has also increased compared to last year.
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According to Gartner, a total of 63 million units of PCs came into the market in the second quarter of this year. 6 crore 20 lakh units came in the market in the second quarter of 2016. According to IDC estimates, 61.9 million PCs came to market in the second quarter of 2017, up from 84.9 million units this year.
Gartner says the top three companies in the PC market are Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Together, the three companies accounted for 74.1 percent of the total PC market in the second quarter of this year, up from 60.6 percent last year. According to IDC, the three companies together accounted for 7.1 percent of the market, up from 74.4 percent last year.
Mikako Kitagawa, Gartner’s senior chief analyst, said PC shipments have increased as Windows 10 has been re-used in the business market. Of these, the growth of desktop PCs was higher. Apart from this, the supply of Intel processors was good in the last quarter. PC manufacturers have been able to meet market demand.