PC sales continue to soar, it is up 55% in the first quarter. The most popular brands are Lenovo and HP, but the fastest-growing is Apple, which recorded a 105.2% year-on-year improvement.
The digitalization derived from the coronavirus pandemic keeps the sales of computing devices at a good pace after a year of living with the disease.
Canalys reveals that 82.7 million desktops and laptops, including workstations, were shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2021.
This represents a year-on-year increase of 55%, thanks to a beneficial comparison with the first quarter of 2020 when the number of shipments was not too high. In any case, experts point out that not since the first quarter of 2012 has a number as high as these 82.7 million units been reached.
Laptops and mobile workstations alone contributed 67.8 million, after improving their shipments by 79 % year on year.
By brand, the most popular with buyers is Lenovo, which dominates almost 25 % of the market. Between January and March, it shipped 20.4 million PCs, 60.6% more than in the same period in 2020. HP improved by 64.4 % to a close 19.2 million units to take almost another quarter of the market.