World pocket book shipments grew 54 p.c year-over-year within the fourth quarter of 2020, in accordance with a market analysis agency report. The expansion got here on the again of elevated adoption of distant working and e-learning throughout main markets worldwide fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with the report. It stated that gaming and distant work drove file pocket book demand throughout the vacation season. Lenovo emerged because the market chief, adopted by HP, Dell, and Apple. Amongst working methods, Chrome OS recorded the very best progress within the fourth quarter of 2020.
Pocket book shipments globally hit the mark of 69.7 million items within the fourth quarter of 2020, Technique Analytics stated in its quarterly report. This was a rise of 53.86 p.c from the 45.three million items shipped in the identical quarter of 2019. The elevated shipments within the fourth quarter additionally resulted in a year-over-year progress of 32 p.c. Yearly, pocket book shipments reached 226.eight million items in 2020, up from 172.three million items in 2019, in accordance with the report.
Lenovo led the pocket book market with a quarterly shipments file of 17.9 million items within the fourth quarter of 2020, up from 12.1 million items within the corresponding quarter of 2019. However though its shipments elevated, the Chinese language firm’s market share dropped from 26.eight p.c within the fourth quarter of 2019 to 25.6 p.c in This autumn 2020.
After Lenovo, HP got here second with 22.6 p.c market share within the fourth quarter of 2020, up from 21.2 p.c in the identical quarter of 2019. The corporate shipped 15.eight million items within the quarter, the report stated.
Dell secured the third place transport 11.5 million items within the final quarter of 2020 with a market share of 16.6 p.c. The corporate had a 15.four p.c market share in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Apple and Acer got here fourth and fifth within the international pocket book market with a market share of 9.1 and eight.zero p.c, respectively. The report famous that Apple shipped 6.three million items within the fourth quarter of 2020, up from four million items shipped in the identical quarter of 2019. Acer’s pocket book shipments grew to five.6 million items in This autumn 2020 from three.5 million in the identical quarter of 2019.
“Whereas each vendor posted shockingly excessive pocket book cargo progress throughout the quarter, there was an attention-grabbing development behind the numbers,” stated Chirag Upadhyay, Business Analyst at Technique Analytics. “Gaming and Chromebook volumes had been very robust; with e-learning nonetheless in impact and shoppers searching for leisure forward of the chilly winter months, patrons took benefit of nice offers throughout the vacation season. Lenovo stacked these tendencies on high of assembly robust industrial demand to steer the market.”
When it comes to working system, Technique Analytics confirmed in its report that Microsoft’s Home windows continued its domination within the pocket book market with a 73.three p.c market share within the fourth quarter of 2020. Home windows registered a 43 p.c progress within the fourth quarter of 2020 in comparison with the final quarter of 2019.
Chrome OS ranked over macOS with a progress of 133 p.c within the fourth quarter 2020 in comparison with This autumn 2019. Google’s Internet-based working system captured a market share of 16.four p.c in This autumn and 14.9 p.c all through 2020. Apple’s macOS continued to be within the third place, with a 9.1 p.c market share within the fourth quarter and eight.7 p.c share total in 2020. macOS grew 58 p.c within the fourth quarter of 2020 in comparison with This autumn 2019.
A report from Canalys additionally stated that Chrome OS-based Chromebook gross sales virtually quadrupled within the fourth quarter, with shipments reaching 11.2 million items. The Canalys report famous that Chromebooks grew 287 p.c in This autumn 2020 over the identical quarter of 2019.
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