After An Early Pandemic Shortage Computers Are Shipping Again, Canalys Reports. According to The Verge, Shipment of laptops, desktop and workstations were up 13% in the third quarter. In the third quarter of the year, most laptops manufacturers shipped millions of PC. Canalys Acer shipped 5.6m units in the last quarter for a 15% increase from the previous year’s quarter.
Earlier this year (2020) laptops were especially hard to find, with a high increase in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic- people were working and learning from home. There were no able to keep up, and computer shipment was declined by 12.3% in the first quarter of the year.
The shortage of laptops is currently shipping with about 13% in this last quarter of the year, unlike the first quarter.
You can read the section below to get the news in detail according to Canalys reports from The Verge website.
After An Early Pandemic Shortage Computers Are Shipping Again Canalys Reports
Technology analyst firm Canalys reported that computer manufacturers shipped about 79 million personal computers in the 3rd quarter of the year, an uptick of 13% year-over-year with Lenovo leading the pack.
On the Worldwide desktop, laptop, and workstation shipments, Canalys found Acer shipped 5.6 million units in the second quarter, for a 15% increase from last year’s quarter. This was the largest percentage increase from 2019.
However, Lenovo shipped the most units in the third quarter, at 19.3m, an 11% increase from last year, followed by HP with 18.6m, a 12% year-over-year uptick. Dell company shipped 11.9m units in Q3 which was actually a decrease of 0.5% from the year prior, while Apple shipped 6.3m units for an increase of 13.2%.
Earlier 2020 PC was difficult to find with a huge, sudden increase in demand from people working and learning from home during the lockdown. Coronavirus pandemic made lots of people switch to online work/jobs, which makes the demand for laptops very high especially in the first quarter of the year. The supply chain wasn’t able to keep up, and PC shipments declined 2.3% during the first quarter of 2020. Ishan Dutt, a Canalys analyst said in a statement that vendors have started to recover in the months since.
Ishan Dutt said “ Vendors, the supply chain, and the channel have now had time to find their feet and allocate resources towards supplying notebooks, which continue to see massive demand from both businesses and consumers.”
He also added that spending on IT, including investment in PCs, will be a core driver of economic recoveries in the aftermath of the pandemic.”