PC Shipments Grew Globally Due To Remote Work and Education


According to the latest PC shipment report shared by Gartner, global PC shipments are expected to grow by 2.8% in the second quarter of 2020. Moreover, the Apple Mac shipments are expected to grow by 5.1%. It should be noted that this data is an estimate and is not actual shipments.

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Gartner’s Data on PC Shipments

Apple’s Mac shipments in the second quarter of 2020 are estimated at 4.368 million units, higher than the 4.157 million units in the second quarter of 2019. Even in the context of the global epidemic, shipments have continued to grow.

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This quarter Apple’s market share increased from 6.6% in the same period last year to 6.7%. While Apple’s shipments have risen, the growth of the entire PC market has also reached 2.8% growth.

Apple continues to maintain its position as the world’s fourth-largest PC maker, closely following Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Lenovo was the largest PC manufacturer in the quarter, with 16.197 million units shipped and 25% market share. It is followed by HP with 16.165 million units shipped and 24.9% market share.

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Dell is the third-ranked manufacturer with 10.648 million units shipped and a market share of 16.4%. But Dell is the only manufacturer with a decline in shipments. Acer shipped 4.007 million units and ASUS shipped 3.593 million units.

Apple’s Mac shipments in the United States have also increased. Mac shipments in the second quarter of 2020 were 2 million units, up from 1.9 million units in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 4.3%. Apple also continues to be the fourth largest manufacturer in the United States, behind HP, Dell, and Lenovo. The overall PC shipments in the US also increased by 4.6% year-on-year.

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Gartner believes that the increase in PC shipments this quarter was mainly due to the increase in the number of people working from home and online education. So Gartner does not expect this upward trend to continue.

IDC: Global PC Shipments In The Second Quarter Of 2020

Interestingly, IDC also released PC shipment reports simultaneously. But the reports of the two analysis agencies are very different. IDC data shows that Apple shipped 5.6 million Macs in the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 36% from the estimated 4.1 million in the second quarter of 2019.

Also, IDC believes that the global PC market has grown by 11.2% overall, with a total shipment of 72.3 million units, while Gartner’s data is 64.8 million units.

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It is worth noting that the data from Gartner and IDC are estimates and cannot reflect Apple’s actual sales. This is also the reason why the two data are quite different.

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