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PC shipments show positive growth for the second quarter of 2020

HP is now #1 in the US PC market. (Source: HP)
HP is now #1 in the US PC market. (Source: HP)
The latest report from Gartner on the PC market shows that it had grown by 2.8% in the second quarter of 2020 (2Q2020). This may not sound like a lot, but is more encouraging in light of 1Q2020's -12.3% performance. This change suggests shipment volumes are recovering from the deleterious effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

Newly-released Gartner research shows that the market for PCs has rebounded somewhat since what was recorded as its "sharpest decline since 2013" in 1Q2020. The firm has reported that shipment volumes associated with this year's second quarter, on the other hand, grew by 2.8% year-on-year (YoY).

2Q2020 saw 64.8 million individual PCs (defined as a combination of desktops, notebooks, ultrabooks and 2-in-1s) shipped worldwide. The majority of this increase was seen in the EMEA region, as demand for remote-learning and -working devices in this region skyrocketed.

The availability of PCs for sale also generally improved in this area, as it did in most regions as vendors recovered from Covid-19-imposed restrictions on their supply-lines.

In terms of OEMs, their rankings remained more or less the same at the top-6 end of these charts. However, Lenovo and HP are approximately joint #1 in the PC market for 2Q2020. The 2 companies are responsible for 49.9% of all shipments, whereas they managed 46.6% combined in 2Q2019.

As for the US market, HP took its #1 spot back from Dell in 2Q2020 compared to the previous quarter. Otherwise, its own top 6 remained the same. This region's shipments grew by 3.5% YoY, whereas they had done so by only 0.8% in 1Q2020.

Global and US PC shipment figures for 2Q2020. (Source: Gartner)
Global and US PC shipment figures for 2Q2020. (Source: Gartner)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07-12 (Update: 2020-07-12)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.