In what could be record growth, global PC market including desktop, notebooks and workstations saw a significant increase of 4.7 per cent in the third quarter this year, according to Canalys report. This happens to be a significant performance increase for the Desktop PC market since the first quarter of the year 2012. During Q3 2019, the performance of the PC market increased by 4.7 per cent, resulting in 70.9 million units sold. Previously, it was Q1 2012 when the PC market saw a 5.4 per cent increase in terms of the number of shipments for the segment. Lenovo and HP placed first and second, respectively, with record shipments in Japan and the United States.
As the report reveals, many factors contributed to increased demand in PC sales. Some of these factors include upgrading to Windows 10 operating system and 'seasonal inventory stocking for the holidays.'
-- Lenovo shipped a total of 17.3 million units while HP shipped 16.7 million units.
-- Third-placed Dell also grew in line with the market at 5.2 per cent and shipped 12.1 million PCs this quarter.
-- Apple and Acer rounded the top five, taking fourth and fifth places respectively.
-- Apple and Acer shipments grew 1.5 per cent and 0.8 per cent respectively.
-- However, researchers warn apparently, this may be a short-term boost.
-- Effects of this growth could wear off as early as Q1 2020.
-- Top five PC vendors contribute to total 79.6 per cent global market share in Q3 2019.
-- HP and Lenovo together secure 48 per cent global PC market share.
“The PC market high is refreshing. However, there is a limit to how quickly leading vendors can ramp production,” said Rushabh Doshi, Research Director of Canalys’ Mobility services. “Intel remains a key bottleneck, with pressure on its 14nm CPU supply not likely to see improvement until Q1 2020. However, the Intel CPU shortage provided leading PC vendors an advantage over smaller rivals drove HP and Lenovo to their best Q3 performance to-date. Going forward, leading vendors will have an opportunity to further consolidate the market and squeeze smaller vendors’ market share, if the Intel supply is not able to satisfy the spike in orders.”