IDC: Worldwide Demand for Traditional PCs Surges in Q2 2021

Despite global component shortages and logistics issues, the surge in demand for Traditional PCs continued through the second quarter of 2021. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide PC shipments reached 83.6 million units in 2Q21, up 13.2%.

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“The PC market’s hot streak continued to drive heavy investments from the supply side including the entry of new vendors as well as additional spend from underdogs,” said Jitesh Ubrani research manager for IDC’s Mobile and Consumer Device Trackers.

According to IDC, while the top 5 continue to drive volume, the smaller vendors have helped drive growth by offering unique features or niche designs.

“The market faces mixed signals as far as demand is concerned,” said Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst with IDC’s Devices and Displays Group. “With businesses opening back up, demand potential in the commercial segment appears promising. However, there are also early indicators of consumer demand slowing down as people shift spending priorities after nearly a year of aggressive PC buying.”

Lenovo, HP, and Dell were the top three PC companies for 2Q 2021 in terms of market share, with Apple coming in at the fourth spot.