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Worldwide PC shipments down 2%

Worldwide PC shipments down 2%

Worldwide PC shipments (including tablets) fell by 2% year-on-year during the third quarter.

According to analyst Canalys, 122.1m units were shipped. Canalys added that sales were still well above pre-pandemic levels though, with a two-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 10% from Q3 2019.

Both tablets and Chromebooks were down after a string of successive growth quarters. Tablet shipments fell 15% year-on-year to 37.7m units, as the need for tablets to support consumer and education use cases dropped off in most regions.

Chromebooks suffered an even steeper decline, with shipments down 37%, primarily due to a slowdown in education spending in the US. Total Chromebook shipments reached 5.8m units in Q3.

In the total PC market (including desktops, notebooks and tablets), Lenovo maintained its lead with a market share increase of over 1%, said Canalys, as it hit 24.4 million units shipped. Apple remained in second place with growth of 5% for total shipments of 23m units.

HP is said to have felt the impact of supply constraints, with a 6% decline in annual shipments, but keeping third place. In fourth place, Dell saw a stellar 27% increase in shipments and a nearly 3% increase in market share.

Samsung completed the top five, as it did in Q2 2021.