Analysis company Canalys issued a report on November 12, stating that computer manufacturers shipped 79 million PCs in the third quarter of 2020, an increase of 13% year-on-year, with Lenovo leading the pack.
Looking at global shipments of desktops, notebooks and workstations, Canalys found that Acer shipped 5.6 million units last quarter, an increase of 15% year-on-year. This is the largest percentage increase since 2019. But Lenovo shipped the most in the third quarter with 19.3 million units, an increase of 11% year-on-year, followed by HP with 18.6 million units, an increase of 12% year-on-year. In addition, Dell’s shipments in the third quarter were 11.9 million units, which was actually a 0.5% decrease from the same period last year, while Apple’s shipments were 6.3 million units, an increase of 13.2%.
At the beginning of this year, many laptops were out of stock because of the sudden increase in demand for home office and study during the new crown pandemic. However, the supply chain failed to keep up, and PC shipments fell by 12.3% in the first quarter of 2020.
But Canalys analyst Ishan Dutt said in a statement that since the second quarter, suppliers have begun to recover. At the same time, he added: "IT spending, including personal computer investment, will become the core driving force of economic recovery after the epidemic."