PC Market, Including Tablets, Saw Growth Across Globe. Chinese Company, Lenovo, Led Market, And Was Also Closely Followed By Giant Apple.

By Sean

During 2020, the PC Market, Including Tablets, Saw Growth Across The Globe. The Chinese Company, Lenovo, Led The Market, And Was Also Closely Followed By The Cupertino Based Giant Apple that led the global tablet market.

According to a Canalys report, the global PC market saw a rise for the third consecutive quarter and also marked a notable annual growth as well. In the fourth quarter of last year, shipments reached 143.7 million units, marking a rise of 35 percent year on year. Meanwhile, the total shipments for 2020 grew by 17 percent, reaching 458.2 million units. This marks the highest volume since 2015. For those unaware, the global PC market (including tablets) had been on a decline for the last few years, but changes in market trend backed by the Coronavirus pandemic led to its recovery.

This had the Chinese tech giant, Lenovo, to benefit with its shipments reaching 28.8 million units in Q4 2020 and an annual shipment of 87 million units. This indicates an annual growth of  41 percent and 19 percent respectively. Meanwhile, Apple followed close behind with 26.4 million shipments during the final quarter and an annual shipment of 81.3 percent, marking a 42 percent and 23 percent annual growth year on year.

Talking strictly about tablets, Apple dominated both the final quarter and annual shipments (19.2 million and 58.5 million units respectively). Meanwhile, other OEMs like Samsung, Huawei, and Lenovo made the top 5 rankings. The South Korean tech giant arrived second in both the fourth quarter and the whole year, with 9.9 million and 31 million shipments respectively. Notably, even Chromebooks performed well last year due to the growth of online education and remote working.

This news was originally published at Gizmo China.