IDC: PC shipments down 28% in Q4 2022


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Global PC shipments fell short of analysts’ expectations in the fourth quarter of 2022 as PC makers shipped just 67.2 million PCs, down 28.1 percent from the same quarter last year. It suits him. The latest report from market intelligence company IDC.

IDC compares shipments in the fourth quarter of 2022 to the same period in 2018 where the market was hampered by Intel’s supply challenges. The company also said that while it was clear that the PC market’s pandemic buying boom was over, PC shipments for 2022 were well above pre-pandemic levels at 292.3 million units.

“Continuous quarterly declines clearly paint a gloomy picture of the PC market, but it’s really all about perception,” said Ryan Reith, group vice president of IDC’s Worldwide Mobility and Consumer Device Trackers. Is.” “2021 was close to historical levels for PC shipments, so any comparisons will be skewed.”

Despite the decline, IDC believes the PC market has the potential to bounce back in 2024 and the company sees “pockets of opportunity” through 2023.

Top 5 companies, worldwide conventional PC shipments, market share, and year-over-year growth, Q4 2022 (preliminary results, shipments are in millions of units)
Company 4Q22 delivery 4Q22 market share

4Q21 delivery

4Q21 market share 4Q22/4Q21 growth
Lenovo 15.5 23.0% 21.6 23.1% -28.5%
HP 13.2 19.6% 18.6 19.9% -29.0%
Deal 10.8 16.1% 17.2 18.4% -37.2%
apple 7.5 11.2% 7.7 8.2% -2.1%
Asus 4.8 7.2% 6.1 6.5% -20.9%
others 15.4 22.9% 22.3 23.9% -31.0%
yesterday 67.2 100.0% 93.5 100.0% -28.1%

In terms of manufacturers, Lenovo is still the top PC maker, shipping 15.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2022. HP came in second with sales of 13.2 million units, down about 5.4 million units from its fourth-quarter sales last year. Dell rounded out the trio, selling 6.4 million fewer units than last year. While Apple’s PC shipments also fell, they were the only one to record a single-digit decline at -2.1%.


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