According to IDC, high demand for PCs is expected from businesses, SMBs and consumers. Despite the inconsistent supply in recent quarters, demand has outperformed supply allocation, according to the report.
Explaining consumer behavior, IDC said that since many companies stayed completely remote or adopted a hybrid work model, they ended up sourcing PCs in bulk. This was further fueled by the demand for virtual learning and affordable personal computers.
In the first quarter of 2021, HP led the market with a market share of 32.9%. According to the report, HP saw 102.1% year-over-year growth in the first quarter of 2021, leading both the consumer and retail segments.
Dell finished in second place with a market share of 21.8% and a year-over-year growth of 45.4% in Q1 21. The company saw a decline in the consumer segment as its shipments decreased 49.5% from the previous quarter. With a share of 40.9%, however, the company was able to maintain its lead in the corporate segment and secure second place in the entire commercial segment.
In third place was Lenovo. The company posted 73.4% year-over-year growth in the first quarter of 21 and achieved a market share of 20.1%. The fourth position was taken by Acer with a 7.7% market share in the 1st quarter of 21.
Asus and Apple In fifth place as both companies had a 5.4% market share at the end of the first quarter of 2021. While Asus shipments were up 83.9% year-over-year but declined 10.9% sequentially, Apple had the largest quarter for PC shipments in India, with shipments up 335.5% year-over-year and quarter-on-quarter 45.3%.