Acer is once again the leader of the PC market in the Philippines for 2021. The company had a 27% market share in the desktop, notebook, and workstation market in the country.
Acer Philippines sold 561,000 units in 2021 from 394,000 in 2020 and 347,000 in 2019. This performance was driven by online learning, and work from home setups. Some 1.72 million PCs from different brands were sold in the country in 2021 from 1.35 million in 2020 and 1.34 million in 2019. Globally PCs were in high demand with 350 million units shipped worldwide.
The IDC Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, Q4 2021 also showed that work from home and digitization drove demand in the private sector. The share of notebooks in the consumer market went up from 73% before the pandemic to 84% in 2021. For the commercial market, the notebook share went up from 30% in 2018 to 69% in 2021.
Pandemic-related quarantines and lockdowns also drove the growth in gaming- and entertainment-related PC sales in the Philippines in 2021. For Acer, sales of gaming notebooks nearly doubled with 113,000 units sold last year from 75,000 in 2020 and 38,000 in 2019.
The IDC said PC demand is expected to remain robust this year as uncertainty about future pandemic outbreaks means businesses, schools and consumers will want to be ready for another lockdown. Another factor that could drive growth is the digitization of business, growth in e-commerce will drive more spending from private sector.