Quarterly sales of PCs in the United States jumped by 17%

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Canalys company has published the results of the research of the American market of personal computers (PCs). It includes traditional desktops, workstations, laptops and tablets.

In the second quarter of this year, a total of 36.8 million devices of these types were sold in the United States. Growth in relation to the same period last year amounted to 16.6%. In the second quarter of 2020, approximately 31.6 million PCs were sold.

Quarterly sales of computers in the United States jumped by 17%

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The largest growth was recorded in the segment of laptops – plus 27% YoY. Desktop demand increased 23%, while the tablet segment saw a 1% drop (from 11.4 million to 11.3 million units).

The largest player in the US personal computer market is HP with a share of 21.9%. In second place is Apple with a score of 20.6%, and Dell closes the top three with 15.6%. In addition, the top five include Lenovo and Samsung with shares of 12.4% and 8.2%, respectively. All other suppliers collectively control 21.3% of the industry.

If we consider only the segment of tablets, then here the leader is Apple with 45%. Next come Amazon and Samsung with 22% and 18% respectively.

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US total PC (including tablets) shipments (market share and annual growth)
Canalys PC Market Pulse Q2 2021

Vendor (company) Q2 2021
Q2 2021
market share
Q2 2020
Q2 2020
market share
HP 8,070 21.9% 6,711 21.2% 20.2%
Apple 7,603 20.6% 7,821 24.8% -2.8%
Dell 5,730 15.6% 5,183 16.4% 10.5%
Lenovo 4,572 12.4% 3,651 11.6% 25.2%
Samsung 3,039 8.2% 2,007 6.4% 51.4%
Others 7,833 21.3% 6,220 19.7% 25.9%
Total 36,846 100.0% 31,594 100.0% 16.6%
Note: Unit shipments in thousands. Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
Source: Canalys PC Analysis (sell-in shipments), August 2021


The unexpected resurgence of COVID-19 in the United States with the Delta variant has solidified the long-term strategy of many companies to support hybrid working models. Many workers prefer to remain at home, which will increase the dependency of US workers on their devices, bolstering commercial refresh opportunities.

Schools in the US are expected to continue in-person education for the 2021/2022 school year, regardless of surging case rates across the country. In-person education will not hinder the refresh opportunity in the US. Educational trends point toward PCs being a vital part of the classroom. Blended learning, hybrid models and online courses will be a mainstay in the US. Education is now transitioning to a replacement market for PCs in the US, and the mass procurement seen in 2020 and 2021 is expected to begin its refresh cycle in 2023. “The US PC industry is set for a bright future. Whether it be work, school or leisure at home, PCs are in users’ hands more than ever. The integration of devices into everyday life points toward a rosy future for the market,”

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