PC Shipments Reached 90.3 Million In Q4 2021: Report

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Lenovo continued to lead the global PC market in Q4 2021 with a 24 percent share

Global PC shipments reached 90.3 million in Q4 2021 to maintain their YoY growth momentum at 3.1 percent, as per a report by Counterpoint Research.

In Q4 2021, the supply gap for the most important PC components, such as power management IC, Wi-Fi and I/O interface IC, narrowed.

Lenovo continued to lead the global PC market in Q4 2021 with a 24 percent share, slightly shy of its share in Q4 2020 but still having its highest unit sales in 2021 at 21.7 million.

HP took a 20.5 percent share with 1 percent YoY growth driven by the easing of component shortage.

Dell posted a 15 percent YoY growth in the quarter riding on the strong momentum from its commercial/premium product strategy.

Apple’s shipments in Q4 2021 remained largely unchanged thanks to the M1 Macbook’s success.

On the other hand, Asus saw a single-digit YoY growth in Q4, while Acer saw a single-digit YoY decline with market shares of 6.8 percent and 6.7 percent, respectively.

The shipment forecast by the firm for Q1 2022 remains optimistic, mainly due to a solid demand and improving component supply. OEMs and ODMs are also expecting some easing of pressure on PC components.

“We believe both OEMs and ODMs will continue to accumulate component inventory to cope with uncertainties cropping from COVID-19. Therefore, we do not see any big risk to PC shipment numbers due to supply backlogs,” Counterpoint said in the report.

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