We had very good people to be sent home, due to the epidemic that we all know and hate. What is clear, has increased the demand for components, notebooks and desktop PCs, due to the need to work (or play: P) at home with quality. Something that is supposed to help the computer market grow in the first quarter of the year, isn't it? Apparently no…
Even with an increase in demand, the PC market has fallen!
So it looks like what could be good news for the computer world has been ‘spoiled’ by Intel’s production problems, but also by production problems in China, which is obviously the big global supplier.
In other words, based on a report by Canalys, the major PC manufacturers on the planet shipped around 53.7 million machines to the market in the first quarter of 2020. A decrease of 8% compared to the same period last year. In fact, it is the biggest drop since the first quarter of 2016.
Having said all that, Lenovo, HP and Dell lead the industry with 12.8 million, 11.7 million and 10.5 million, respectively. Interestingly, Apple suffered the most, losing 21% (year after year).
Still, Intel is not the only culprit in the midst of it all, as several Chinese factories have been unable to resume production after the new lunar year, which of course has ruined global production levels. However, with things more normalized in Chinese territory, it is likely that the second quarter will already show some improvements, if demand continues. (This is a big if, since the likely recession could ruin demand levels in the technology market.)
Even with the increase in demand, the PC market fell! – Besides, what do you think about all this? Share your opinion with us in the comments below.
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