Global notebook shipments grew 54 p.c year-over-year within the fourth quarter of 2020, in response to a market analysis agency report. The development arrive on the back of elevated adoption of distant working and e-learning throughout main markets worldwide fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to the report. It stated that gaming and distant work drove record notebook demand in the course of the vacation season. Lenovo emerged as the market chief, adopted by HP, Dell, and Apple. Among working methods, Chrome OS recorded the very best development within the fourth quarter of 2020.
Notebook shipments globally hit the mark of 69.7 million models within the fourth quarter of 2020, Strategy Analytics stated in its quarterly report. This was a rise of 53.86 p.c from the 45.Three million models shipped in the similar quarter of 2019. The elevated shipments within the fourth quarter also resulted in a year-over-year development of 32 p.c. Annually, notebook shipments reached 226.eight million models in 2020, up from 172.Three million models in 2019, in response to the report.
Lenovo led the notebook market with a quarterly shipments record of 17.9 million models within the fourth quarter of 2020, up from 12.1 million models within the corresponding quarter of 2019. But although its shipments elevated, the Chinese firm’s market share dropped from 26.eight p.c within the fourth quarter of 2019 to 25.6 p.c in This fall 2020.
After Lenovo, HP arrive second with 22.6 p.c market share within the fourth quarter of 2020, up from 21.2 p.c in the similar quarter of 2019. The firm shipped 15.eight million models within the quarter, the report stated.
Dell secured the third place delivery 11.5 million models within the last quarter of 2020 with a market share of 16.6 p.c. The firm had a 15.four p.c market share in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Apple and Acer arrive fourth and fifth within the international notebook market with a market share of 9.1 and eight.zero p.c, respectively. The report famous that Apple shipped 6.Three million models within the fourth quarter of 2020, up from four million models shipped in the similar quarter of 2019. Acer’s notebook shipments grew to five.6 million models in This fall 2020 from 3.5 million in the similar quarter of 2019.
“While every vendor posted shockingly high notebook shipment growth during the quarter, there was an interesting trend behind the numbers,” stated Chirag Upadhyay, Industry Analyst at Strategy Analytics. “Gaming and Chromebook volumes were very strong; with e-learning still in effect and consumers looking for entertainment ahead of the cold winter months, buyers took advantage of great deals during the holiday season. Lenovo stacked those trends on top of meeting strong commercial demand to lead the market.”
In phrases of working system, Strategy Analytics showed in its report that Microsoft’s Windows continued its domination within the notebook market with a 73.Three p.c market share within the fourth quarter of 2020. Windows registered a 43 p.c development within the fourth quarter of 2020 in comparison with the last quarter of 2019.
Chrome OS ranked over macOS with a development of 133 p.c within the fourth quarter 2020 in comparison with This fall 2019. Google’s Web-based working system captured a market share of 16.four p.c in This fall 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 fall 2019.
A report from Canalys also stated that Chrome OS-based Chromebook sales virtually quadrupled within the fourth quarter, with shipments reaching 11.2 million models. The Canalys report famous that Chromebooks grew 287 p.c in This fall 2020 over the similar quarter of 2019.
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