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IDC: Dell, Apple and Asus are defying the shrinking PC market

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The market researchers from IDC have presented new figures for the deliveries of PC systems and attest the market to be at least currently declining. The drop of around 5 percent is a development expected by the industry, but the number of over 80 million PC systems delivered is impressive.

80.5 million PC systems in Q1

The PC systems considered include desktops, notebooks and workstations. According to IDC, a total of 80.5 million units of these systems were shipped in the first quarter of 2022. That is 5.1 percent less than in the first quarter of 2021, when a total of 84.8 million PC systems were shipped. The market researchers describe the decline as an expected development after the market has recorded double-digit growth rates over the past two years. There can be no question of a downward spiral. The education and consumer segments in particular are said to have declined, while demand in the commercial environment continued to be stable. However, the consumer market is expected to grow again in the near future.

Over 80 million deliveries seven times

The focus should therefore be less on the current decline, explains Ryan Reith from IDC, and more on the continued very high deliveries of over 80 million PC systems. This is the seventh consecutive quarter that more than 80 million units have been shipped. A success that the industry has not seen since 2012. The result is positive because the entire industry is still struggling with component delivery bottlenecks.

Lenovo leads the field

Nothing changed in the global ranking in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the fourth quarter of 2021. Lenovo leads the field with 18.3 million shipments, down 9.2 percent year-on-year. HP followed closely behind with 15.8 million systems, but recorded the sharpest decline at 17.8 percent.

Dell, Apple and Asus defy the development

Dell, Apple and Asus follow with 13.7, 7.2 and 5.5 million shipments and are the three manufacturers to each increase over the same period last year, with Asus the strongest at 17.7 percent . With 5.4 million PCs, Acer is practically on par with Asus, but had to accept a slight decrease of 5.9 percent.

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