The COVID-19 pandemic and the adoption of a new, more digital lifestyle due to the social isolation measures implemented to control the spread of the disease are having a profound impact on the technological world and the computer market is no exception. After a fall in the first quarter of the year, caused by disruptions in the production chain, the market grows again, advancing the latest analyzes from IDC and Gartner.
On the one hand, in line with the forecasts presented above, IDC indicates that the number of equipment shipped to stores internationally has grown by 11.2% in the second quarter, reaching a total of 72.3 million of units.
Gartner says that growth stood at 2.8%, totaling 64.8 million units shipped to stores worldwide. The variation between the figures presented by the consultants results from the fact that Gartner did not include the distribution of Chromebooks in its analysis.
Both consultants claim that the market growth was driven by the increased production of PCs after the disruption of production chains due to COVID-19 and also by the increased demand for equipment to meet the new needs of users whose work or education has passed to the world. digital.
The notebook segment was the one that grew most during the period under review, although consultants predict that the increased demand will continue throughout 2020. According to Linn Huang, vice president of the research department at IDC, it is expected that the search continues until the end of July. From time to time, as the world enters an economic crisis due to the pandemic, it is very likely that the situation will change to the worst of scenarios.
For both IDC and Gartner, HP and Lenovo were the companies that launched the most equipment in the second quarter of 2020, although they appeared in alternate positions on the consultants' lists. In the third place of the podiums of both is DELL. Regarding distribution by region, the consultants explain that the number of shipments exceeded expectations in North America, as well as in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.