A new report has said that global PC shipments reached 90.3 million in Q4 2021 to maintain their year-on-year growth momentum at 3.1 percent.
According to Counterpoint Research, the component supply and logistic fronts situation continued to improve but at a slow pace. The shipment forecast for Q1 2022 remains optimistic due to a solid demand and improving component supply.
In Q4 2021, the supply gap for the most important PC components, such as power management IC, Wi-Fi, and I/O interface IC, narrowed.
Lenovo continued to lead the global PC market in Q4 2021 with a 24 percent share, slightly shy of its share in Q4 2020 but still having its highest unit sales in 2021 at 21.7 million.
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HP took a 20.5 percent share with 1 percent YoY growth driven by the easing of component shortage.
Dell posted a 15 percent YoY growth in the quarter riding on the strong momentum from its commercial/premium product strategy.
Apple’s shipments in Q4 2021 remained largely unchanged thanks to the M1 Macbook’s success.
On the other hand, Asus saw a single-digit YoY growth in Q4, while Acer saw a single-digit YoY decline with market shares of 6.8 percent and 6.7 percent, respectively.