HP topped the market but once more, with a growth of 63.7% propelling it previous the 4-million-unit mark. Lenovo took second place with 3.1 million items shipped. Acer, Samsung and Dell made up the relaxation of the high 5, all delivery over 1 million items.
Brian Lynch, Canalys Research Analyst, mentioned, “HP and Lenovo dominate the Chromebook market, but the boom has been a case of a rising tide lifting all boats, allowing vendors such as Acer and Samsung to carve out substantial shares within the PC market by catering specifically to Chromebook demand. Google is now in a strong position to work with its OEM partners and the channel to cement a rosy future for Chromebooks. A substantial messaging and evangelization push coupled with the targeting of growth trends, such as flexible work arrangements and budget-conscious SMBs, will be vital to ensure the longevity of Chromebooks’ success.”
On the other hand, Apple continued to lead the tablet market by shipping 15.2 million units. Samsung maintained second place with 8.0 million units shipped. Lenovo and Amazon achieved the highest levels of shipment volume growth with 133.5% and 197.9% year on year respectively.
Huawei suffered a decline of 27.9%, primarily on account of the breakaway of its former Honor model.
Canalys Research Analyst Himani Mukka, mentioned, “Even past the historically sturdy vacation season, distributors are seeing elevated demand as the want for reasonably priced computing energy and connectivity persists. At a time when the general PC market is going through a provide crunch, the distributors which have sturdy pill choices have been in a position to squeeze out even larger positive aspects from the elevated demand for display screen entry and distant productiveness caused by the pandemic.”
Lenovo maintained its lead in the complete PC market, which incorporates desktops, notebooks and tablets, delivery 24.0 million items and posting growth of 66.5%. Apple got here second with 22.1 million shipments of Macs and iPads. HP secured third place with 19.3 million items and 64.2% growth, leaving Dell and Samsung to make up the relaxation of the high 5.