Global PC shipments hit 141.5M units in first half of 2021, a 10% jump YoY

Global PC shipments hit 141.5M units in first half of 2021, a 10% jump YoY

Lenovo, as the market leader, saw the most growth in sales of any PC vendor. Between January and June, the Chinese technology giant supplied 34.7 million personal computers globally, a whopping 73% rise year over year.

Additionally, the corporation showed year-over-year increase for five consecutive quarters. One of the primary reasons for Lenovo's steady development is its in-house manufacturing process, which enables the Chinese technology giant to better handle component shortages, in comparison to its competitors, who rely heavily on outsourcing.

Although Apple is well behind Lenovo in terms of shipping units, Apple saw the second-highest growth in PC sales in the first half of 2021. According to Gartner, Apple shipped over 11.6 million personal computers worldwide between January and July, a 3% increase year over year.

Acer's PC sales increased by 21% in H1 2021, while HP saw the slowest growth. ASUS outperformed the market in the second quarter of the year, thanks to increased consumer PC availability. This segment of the PC market was less affected by shortages than the enterprise segment, as vendors can be more creative with consumer models' system architecture, allowing for workarounds to some supply bottlenecks.

The rise in consumer PC demand drove the Taiwanese computer hardware and electronics company's total sales to 8 million shipped units in the first half of the year, a 26% year-over-year gain and the third-highest growth among all PC manufacturers. Acer came in second with 8.3 million delivered PCs and a 21% year-over-year increase.

Dell, the world's third-largest PC vendor, announced three consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth. According to statistics, the US technology giant supplied nearly 24 million personal computers worldwide in the first six months of the year, a 13.6% increase over the same period last year. According to Gartner statistics, this was mostly owing to strong desk-based PC sales, which increased by 40% year over year in the second quarter of 2021.

According to statistics, HP, the world's second-largest PC vendor, saw the slowest growth in the first half of the year. Between January and June, the technology company supplied 29.2 million systems, a 7.5% increase over the same period last year.

HP's PC sales were adversely affected by shipment declines in North America and EMEA, as well as supply restrictions on enterprise notebook PCs, resulting in an 11.3% decline in global shipments to 14.3 million units in the second quarter of the year.