Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are forced to work from home, and as an effect of this, the demands for PCs have also been increased significantly. The worldwide PC shipments totaled 79.4 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020, which is a 10.7% QoQ (Quarter on Quarter) growth, according to the recently released stats by the research firm, Gartner.
While the data does not include stats for the Chromebooks in its PC market results, while in the fourth quarter of 2020 the Chromebooks encountered a significant growth with the shipments reaching around 200% year over year to reach 11.7 million units.
In the list of top six PC vendors, the top three spots have remained unchanged. These three positions include Lenovo in the first place with 21,491 units and a 27.1% market share, the US PC giant HP seized the second place with 15,683 units shipped and a 19.8% market share and third but not least, Dell also remained at the third spot with 13,199 units shipped and capturing a market share of 16.6%. (units in thousands)
Apple encountered a significant amount of growth capturing an 8.7% market share with a total of approx. 6.9 million units shipped. Apple recently introduced its self made Apple Silicon M1 based Macs which have gained popularity in a very short time due to their high quality and the speed they offered as compared to the Intel-based Macs. This helped the US tech giant to increase its share in the market. The other two places were held by Acer and ASUS with a 6.0% and a 5.8% market share respectively.
Across all of 2020, Apple shipment reached an estimated 22.5 million Macs worldwide with a 22.5% growth over the last previous year when it was 18.3 million Macs. Further, Apple is also planning to introduce more Macs in the coming days that will come with Mini LED display technology and the companies self-made Apple Silicon chips.