PC sales reached 84.2 million units in the third quarter

Counterpoint announced the third quarter of 2021 global personal computer sales data, Lenovo, HP, Dell, Apple top four, of which HP sales fell year on year.

  • Lenovo’s Q3 sales volume was 20.1 million units, an increase of 5% year-on-year, and its market share was 23.9%;
  • HP's Q3 sales were 17.3 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 6%, and its market share was 20.5%;
  • Dell's Q3 sales were 15.2 million units, an increase of 30% year-on-year, with a market share of 18.1%;
  • Apple's Q3 sales were 7.3 million units, an increase of 11% year-on-year, and its market share was 8.7%.

Counterpoint said that in the third quarter of 2021, global PC shipments increased for six consecutive quarters, reaching 84.2 million units. Despite continued component shortages and other supply constraints, growth has been maintained. However, since the third quarter of 2020, PC shipments have achieved double-digit quarter-on-quarter growth for four consecutive quarters. The year-on-year growth of 9.3% in this quarter means that the growth momentum of PC shipments is slowing down.

HP's quarter-on-quarter decline is mainly due to the slowdown of Chromebooks and component shortages. Dell achieved 30% year-on-year growth in the third quarter due to its relatively low base and its focus on commercial/high-end products. In the third quarter of 2021, Apple's shipments increased by 11% year-on-year, thanks to M1 Mac replacement demand. ASUS' shipments were boosted by the consumer and commercial sectors, and the brand ranked fifth in the third quarter, beating Acer.

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