Today, Canalys announced its market report for the first quarter of 2021 globally. In this quarter, the global computer market shipments increased by 53.1% year-on-year to 122.1 million units. However, it is noteworthy that Google Chromebook recorded a significant increase. In fact, Chromebook records the most significant growth with shipments of 12 million units. This is a year-on-year increase of 274.6%. In addition, tablet PCs grew by 51.7%, with shipments of 39.7 million units.
Canalys researchers said that Google Chromebooks have now become a truly mainstream computer product. However, educational notebooks still account for the vast majority of shipments. Nevertheless, in the past year, the popularity of this notebook among ordinary consumers and business users has increased greatly. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo dominated the Chromebook market before, but now Acer, Samsung, and other manufacturers have also launched similar products to gradually grab market share.
Specifically, HP Chromebook shipments account for 36.4%, Lenovo accounts for 25.9%, and Acer accounts for 11.9%. In addition, Samsung accounted for 0%, Dell accounts for 8.4%, while other brands account for 7.3%.
Canalys also announced the 2021 Q1 tablet market report. The results showed that Apple’s iPad series products accounted for 38.2% of sales, ranking first. Samsung ranks second, accounting for 20.1% while Lenovo is in the third position with 9.5% of sales. Amazon is fourth and it accounts for 8.7%.
Canalys analysts also claim that the personal computer market has experienced rapid growth. However, with the pandemic resurfacing, this will further increase the sales of PCs in the market. In the future, tablet computers will see further growth due to the demand for education and commercial use.