IDC, Gartner e Canalys released data on PC shipments in the second quarter of 2021. Apart from some differences due to the devices included in the surveys, the three analysts agree that the demand for computers has increased (especially for notebooks and Chromebooks), despite the shortage of chips and logistical problems.
PC deliveries: desktops are also increasing
The data detected by IDC e Canalys they are quite similar: 83.6 and 82.3 million PCs delivered, respectively, with an increase of 13.2% and 12.8% compared to the second quarter of 2020. Gartner found lower data because it doesn’t consider Chromebooks: 71.6 million units delivered and an increase of 4.6%. However, the analyst firm writes that, adding Chromebooks, the percentage exceeds 10%.
IDC, Gartner and Canalys agree that component supply remains an issue. There shortage of chips it did not make it possible to satisfy demand and, in some cases, there was an increase in final prices. According to Gartner, this trend will continue for at least 6-12 months. Canalys noted however increased demands for desktop PCs (+ 6% compared to the second quarter of 2020).
The top 5 producers are always led by Lenovo. The other posts are occupied by HP, Dell, Apple and Acer. The only negative figure, reported by Gartner, concerns HP (-11.3%), but the analysis company does not consider Chromebooks. With the arrival of Windows 11 there will certainly be an increase in deliveries, considering the new ones minimum hardware requirements per operating system.