Lenovo Remains #1 as PC Segment Continues to Plummet
International Data Center (IDC) has recently published their latest Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker which reflected the downward trend in the PC segment in the second quarter of 2015.
According to the research firm, a total of 66.1 million units were shipped in last quarter which translates to an 11.8% decrease in shipment compared to the same period last year. IDC pointed out that the year-over-year decline is primarily due to the segment’s strong performance last year when vendors started clearing their inventory in anticipation for Windows 10.
IDC also stated that the change in foreign exchange rates has resulted in to increase in prices of PC and stymied the buying power of the consumers.
The second half of 2015 also doesn’t look great for the PC industry. IDC predicts that there will be single-digit decrease in shipment in the next two quarters but believes that things will slowly get better in the coming years.
IDC’s recent report also shed some light on the who’s who of the PC segment. After clinching the number one spot back in 2013, Lenovo remains as the top PC vendor with 20.3% global market share.
HP is just a few notches below the king of the hill which shipped a total of 12,253 units in the past quarter. Dell came in at number three with a 14.5% market share with 2Q15 shipments totaling to a little over 9,000.
Apple managed to clinch the fourth spot with over 5000 units shipped in the second quarter of this year. Meanwhile, two Taiwanese powerhouses, Acer and Asus, are tied for the fifth spot with near-identical shipments and market share. The former’s success was fueled by its new Chromebook offerings while the latter’s sales were boosted by strong growth in the US.