In the second quarter of 2021, PC shipments in Western Europe (desktops, notebooks and workstations) reached 15 million units, up 3% year-on-year. TheCanalys Research Institute†
PC el 2021’s post-COVID demand is stable thanks to the lifestyle changes imposed by the blockade which have now become permanent. Shortage of key components remains an issue, limiting orders and growth.
Lenovo leads the market, with 4.1 million units sold and a 27% share† HP is in second place, with 3.7 million units sold and a 24% share. Dell, Acer and Apple complete the top five with 14%, 10% and 9% respectively.
After four consecutive quarters of stellar growth, Western Europe has more modest annual growth of the PC market (3%) in the second quarter of 2021† However, as Trang Pham, Research Analyst at Canalys reports, “Demand is still strong. Western Europe has found a post-COVID “new normal” in a rapidly digitizing world, as evidenced by solid shipping numbers. If the component supply issues had been resolved, we could have seen even more growth in the PC market”.
Canalys notes that Lenovo has led Western European PC sales for the past three consecutive quarters thanks to the Chinese multinational’s position as a global market leader, giving it greater bargaining power with suppliers, allowing it to fulfill orders more quickly. of its competitors. HP, the former market leader, failed to strike a good balance between the EU and the US, costing it first place.
THE tablets remain a cheaper alternative to PCs for remote work and learning and are especially popular with students with minimal technology requirements. Total tablet shipments were up 18% with 7.9 million units shipped.