Lenovo leads a still-strong second-quarter PC market in 2021
The market group IDC has reported that units shipments in the PC market (defined as "traditional" devices including workstations, desktops and laptops) totalled 83.6 million in 2Q2021. Of those, Lenovo scored 23.9%, or 14.9% year-on-year, of those sales, trailed by HP, Dell, Apple and Acer at 22.2%, 16.4%, 7.4% and 7.3% respectively.
Therefore, the top 5 vendors stayed more or less in their places when compared to IDC's 2Q2020 figures, with the exception of Lenovo, which overtook HP to its new #1 spot. Then again, the group now believes the "smaller" OEMs now have the potential to encroach on the hegemony of these companies with innovative features or designs.
Accordingly, the 2Q2021 PC market grew by 13.2% year-on-year (YoY)...which sounds impressive until one realizes it had been estimated to grow by 55.9% and 25.8% in 1Q2021 and 4Q2020 respectively. It is now being taken as a sign that the consumer PC-spending 'boom' is coming to an end - on the other hand, the enterprise sector might take over now businesses are starting to resume their operations in earnest again.