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PC shipments have slowed, but overall demand remains strong
Shipments of traditional PCs, including desktops, notebooks, and workstations, declined 5.1% in the first quarter of 2022, but exceeded earlier forecasts.
Supply chain issues and low demand for Chomebooks drives down PC shipments
This is the first year-over-year decline following six consecutive quarters of growth. For the year, PC shipments reached 339.8 million units in 2021, a 9.9% increase from 2020.
Growth streak for traditional PCs continues during holiday quarter
"Consumer need for PCs in emerging markets and global commercial demand remained strong during the quarter with supply being a gating factor."
PC shipments decline 2% in Q3 — but numbers still ahead of pre-pandemic levels
Global shipments of PCs, including tablets, fell by 2% to 122.1 million units, Canalys confirmed in new research.
PC shipments grow despite supply chain woes - IDC
Shipments reached 86.7 million units in the third quarter of this year, marking the sixth consecutive quarter of growth.
Q2 2021 sees 13% growth in global PC shipments
Notebook and mobile workstation shipments, in particular, had a good quarter, growing 15% year on year in Q2 2021 and reaching 66.7 million units.
Weak 2020 buoys strong first quarter growth for PC shipments
Backlogs on orders from 2020, particularly for notebooks, were a key driver, though new demand is also a factor as smaller businesses begin their recoveries.
IDC: New Zealand PC market has strongest year ever in 2020
Demand for education devices and continued switches from desktops to notebooks has driven an increase in notebook sales leading to the strongest year of PC shipments on record.
PC & smartphone markets on strong growth trajectory in 2021 - IDC
Worldwide smartphone shipments could achieve a 5.5% growth rate this year - and PC shipment rates will also grow 18.2%.
2021 will be a "blockbuster" year for PC market
Total shipments in 2021 are expected to hit 496.8 million units, with all categories enjoying growth.
Tablets & laptops
Tablets and Chromebooks set all-time high shipment records in Q4 2020
“The growth momentum enjoyed by tablets shows just how important easy access to computing power has become in the current time."
Surge in PC demand expected to continue - IDC
The ongoing surge in PC demand is expected to continue as work from home and remote education needs mix with the holiday spending season.
PC market shipments grow 13% to break 10-year record
PC market shipments grew 13% in the third quarter of 2020, breaking a 10-year record, according to new figures released by Canalys.
Work from home demand sees Australian PC market flourish
“The commercial market saw huge demand as businesses, government, and students all moved to working from home and online learning."
IDC: PC and tablet shipments to grow in 2020 before resuming long-term decline
While this recent surge in PC and tablet demand still has some legs, IDC expects the PCD market to decline in 2021 as businesses and consumers continue to deal with the economy uncertainty brought on by the pandemic.
Tablets & laptops
Worldwide tablet PC market surges by 26% in Q2 2020 - Canalys
Global shipments of tablets reached 37.5 million units in Q2 2020, a 26% year-on-year increase, according to new figures from Canalys.
Acer NZ reports decreased revenue but boosted profits for FY19
The dip in yearly revenue was offset by an 89% increase in operating profit, increasing from $232,344 in FY18 to $440,741 the following year.
There’s hope still for global PC market, Canalys finds
“COVID-19 has given the PC industry a boost. Despite the progress that smartphones and tablets have made in recent years, the need for a high-performance mobile computing device has never been more pronounced."
IDC: PC shipments forecast to decline 12.4% in 2020
"The global economy will face challenges as consumers and businesses cope with financial hardship among other losses, as countries around the world continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic."
IDC: The worst is yet to come for traditional PC market
"This bump in demand may be short lived as many fear the worst is yet to come and this could lead to both consumers and businesses tightening spending in the coming months."
Traditional PC market continues growth despite issues in the supply chain
Nearly one of every four PCs shipped during the quarter were from Lenovo or one of its subsidiaries as the company once again managed to hold the top position in the market.
Tablets & laptops
NZ traditional PC market returns to growth - for now
The consumer market outperformed expectations, with some aggressive channel loading by PC vendors.
IDC: NZ's PC market surprise growth will not last
Despite the growth witnessed at the end of 2018, IDC predicts that New Zealand’s traditional PC market in 2019 will decline by -4.4% YoY.
Detachable tablets return to growth while slate tablets continue decline
Growth for the overall year just remained positive with 1.6 percent year over year growth in 2017, a sharp drop from the 24 percent growth in 2016.