Reports point out that the PC market is displaying early indicators of the expansion fee slowing down attributable to chip shortages and demand reducing.
The IDC notes that the surge in PC demand continued via the second quarter of 2021 as shipments reached 83.6 million models, which is up 13.2 p.c from the second quarter of 2020.
However, the agency outlines that the market faces blended indicators so far as demand is anxious for the remainder of the 12 months.
“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,” IDC’s Neha Mahajan states.
Further, a separate report from Gartner notes that whereas PC demand remained above pre-pandemic ranges in Q2 2021, there was a “marked deceleration” in development in comparison with the file year-over-year development of 35.7 p.c within the first quarter of 2021.
Gartner says that that is due partly to the continued element shortages.
“The global semiconductor shortage and subsequent component supply constraints have extended lead time for some enterprise mobile PC models to as long as 120 days,” stated Gartner’s Mikako Kitagawa within the report.
“This has led to prices increasing in the bill of materials, which vendors have passed on to end users. Moving forward, rising prices could continue to slow PC demand through the next 6 to 12 months.”
As for the businesses with essentially the most shipments in Q2 2021, Lenovo took the highest spot with 23.9 p.c of the market share.
HP got here in second place with 22.2 p.c and Dell rounded out the highest three with 16.7 p.c. Apple adopted with 7.4 p.c of the market share and Acer got here in fifth place with 7.3 p.c.