On October 9, the well-known data research organization Canalys released the latest global PC shipment statistics report. The data shows that due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, distance education and office work have become hot spots. The global PC market will be in the third quarter of 2020 year-on-year. An increase of 12.7% to 79.2 million units, the highest growth rate in the past decade.
Due to the second wave of COVID-19 in many countries, demand has continued to soar , and global laptop shipments reached 64 million units (almost the highest record since the fourth quarter of 2011, when laptop shipments were 64.6 million units) . Moreover, although the domestic epidemic has eased, many companies are still trying to transition to long-term remote work . Canalys Research Director Rushabh Doshi added: "The lasting impact of this epidemic on the way people work, learn, and collaborate will create a lot of opportunities for PC vendors in the coming years."
Among the major brands, Lenovo regained the top spot in the PC market with an 11.4% growth rate in the third quarter , with shipments exceeding the 19 million mark. HP achieved a growth rate of 11.9%, ranking second with 18.7 million units shipped. Dell ranked third, with shipments down 0.5% from the same period last year. Apple and Acer ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, with an increase of 13.2% and 15.0%.