Global shipments of traditional personal computers (PCs) in the second quarter of 2019 rose 4.7% to 64,9 million pieces. One of the reasons of growth of demand, the expected price increase due to trade wars, according to a study by International Data Corporation (IDC).

“This growth is much higher than expected, due to the reduction of the deficit and the impending trade tensions,” the study says.

“Furthermore, the threat of increased tariffs forced some PC makers to put the excess desktop computers and laptops, thus artificially keeping the PC market in the second quarter, said research Manager of IDC Mobile Device Trackers Jitesh Ubrani.

Lenovo took the first place on volume of deliveries — sales growth of 18.2% to 16,254 million units (market share increased to 25.1% from 22.2% in the second quarter of 2018).

In second place is HP with supply growth of 3.2% to PC 15,356 million (market share dropped from 24% to 23.7%).

In third place is Dell Technologies with supply growth of 3.1% to 11,606 million PCs (market share fell from 18.2% to 17.9%).

Acer Group took the fourth place, reducing the supply by 1.7% to 4,288 million (the share decreased from 7% to 6.6%).

Apple closes the five largest suppliers: supply has increased by 9.6% to 4,077 million units (share increased from 6% to 6.3%).

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