The global PC market increased 35 percent year-over-year, as shipping reached 143.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020.
A new Canalys report reveals that total shipments for 2020 increased by 17 percent to 458.2 million units, which is the highest volume since 2015.
“The holiday quarter brought continued strength to tablets, with shipments reaching an all-time high of 52.8 million units, for a total of 160.6 million units in 2020 and a 28 percent growth over 2019 “, highlights the report.
Lenovo led the market in the final quarter of 2020 and throughout the year, reaching shipments of 28.8 million and 87 million units, respectively.
“Thanks to a stellar performance on iPads, Apple, which ranked second, closed the gap with Lenovo and shipped 26.4 million Macs and iPads in the fourth quarter, a total of 81.4 million units for the entire year. year, ”says Canalys.
HP, Dell and Samsung rounded out the top five, as all three manufacturers posted double-digit shipment growth in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Interestingly, Apple increased its dominance in the tablet market as it saw shipments increase by 40 percent. The tech giant had its best iPad performance since the fourth quarter of 2014.
Samsung held its second place in the market with 9.9 million tablets shipped, up from 41 percent in Q4 2019. Amazon reached third place amid strong holiday season demand and shipped 6.5 million tablets. .
Not surprisingly, shipments of PCs and tablets are increasing, especially as people around the world continue to work and learn from home amid the pandemic.
Image Credit: Canalys
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