Worldwide shipments of “traditional” PCs, which IDC calculates include desktops, laptops and workstations, totaled 80.5 million units in the first quarter of this year. This is 5.1% less than what was shipped in the first quarter of 2021. The PC market declined in annualized terms for the first time in two years.
Lenovo remains the market leader, with its share dropping from 23.7% to 22.7% over the year. During the quarter, the Chinese manufacturer shipped 18.3 million PCs, down 9.2% from a year ago. By comparison, second-place HP reduced shipments by 17.8%. As a result, HP’s share dropped from 22.7% to 19.7%.
In third place is Dell. It gained 6.1%, which resulted in an increase in Dell’s share from 15.3% to 17.1%. Apple is in fourth place. It was able to increase its share from 8.1% to 8.9% by 4.3%. Next are Asus and Acer Group, with 6.9% and 6.8% of the market, respectively. A year ago they held 5.6% and 6.8%. The share of all other vendors increased from 17.8% to 18.0% over the year.