Sales of computers are starting to point downwards

The need for new computers seems to be diminishing if one is to believe in it recent data from IDC, which indicates that most manufacturers saw a decline in sales during the first quarter. Overall, the PC market declined by 5.1 percent in the first quarter of 2022, or by approximately 4.3 million computers. A total of 80.5 million computers were delivered in the first quarter of 2022, which was still the seventh quarter in a row that more than 80 million computers have been delivered since 2012.

According to IDC’s data, the single biggest loser is HP, which has had a negative growth of 17.8 percent. The second worst situation is for Lenovo, which in turn decreases by 9.2 percent. It also means that both companies are losing market share, with HP losing as much as three percent and Lenovo losing one percent. It has also been bad for Acer, which has had a negative growth of 5.9 percent.

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On the other hand, things are much better for Asus, which sees growth of 17.7 percent. The company is increasing its market share from 5.6 to 6.9 percent compared with the previous year and is now at about the same market share as its competitor Acer. Another company that is doing relatively well is Dell, which sees growth of 6.1 percent. Dell also increased its market share by 1.8 percent, compared to the same quarter in 2021. Apple also sees a small growth of 4.3 percent, which leads to a market share of 8.9 percent, or 7.2 million delivered units.

Other computer manufacturers see a decline of four percent or about 600,000 fewer delivered systems. IDC writes that the computer market has had double-digit growth over the past seven quarters, which means that the negative growth in the first quarter of this year should not be taken as a sign of a free fall in demand for computers.

Overall, desktops performed better in the first quarter, while laptops saw a declining market share, due to the lack of specific components. However, Ryan Reith from IDC says that one should look at the positive in that the manufacturers have managed to deliver over 80 million units, given that there is a shortage of certain components and that logistical challenges still remain.

IDC further writes that it is expected that some parts of the computer market will slow down due to reduced demand, but there are also a number of markets that have been neglected during the pandemic where there is still a desire to buy computers.

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