PC shipments show positive growth for the second quarter of 2020
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.
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.