Global PC Shipments Reach 341 Million Units in 2021, Highest Since 2012

Market Research Firm Canalys reports notebook and mobile workstations continued to lead with shipments of 275 million units. Shipments of desktops and desktop workstations accounted for the remaining 66 million units shipped last year.

Brand Lenovo lead in fourth quarter (Q4) shipments with 21.7 million units and a full year 82.1 million units shipped. While other brands, HP, Dell, and Apple followed Lenovo’s position both in Q4 and the full year.

In full-year developments, Apple had the highest growth rates of 28.3 percent and Q4 of 9.0 percent over the same period a year earlier. The company says the market growth highlights how important PCs have been since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Canalys Principal Analyst, Rushabh Doshi, said, 2021 is the year of digital transformation and 2022 will be the year of digital acceleration. “The importance of faster, better, more powerful and more secure PCs has never been greater and the industry is willing to innovate and push boundaries to keep this momentum going,” said Doshi. Techspot, Thursday (13/1).

Another Senior Analyst at Canalys, Ishan Dutt, said PCs are now in the hands of younger students and older family members. “Ownership of two or more PCs per person in developed countries has become the norm,” he said.

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