Just when we thought the computer market was dying, the year 2020 was the scene of a spectacular boom. And this improvement was confirmed in 2021, especially in the second quarter of the current fiscal year, during which millions of additional computers were sold. Both PC and Mac are affected by this increase in sales, but some players are doing better. We return to the highlights of this increase in computer sales.
Computer sales skyrocketing
Both PC and Mac are affected by this increase in computer sales, as announced by Counterpoint, a market analysis agency.
By extension 80 million computers were sold worldwide in the second quarter of 2021. That is, there is an increase of 10 million in sales compared to the same period in 2020, but an increase of more than 35 million compared to the same period in 2019.
While all the manufacturers are benefiting from this upward trend, it is above all the brands that have managed to hold their own in 2020 as compared to the same period. From 4.9 million to 6 million units have been sold worldwide.
This allows Apple to consolidate its fourth position on the platform of the largest volume vendors of computers in the world. Overall the US firm should sell 24 to 25 million Macs this year. An important point to reveal all the same, over 90% of Macs sold by Apple were equipped with its new in-house processor, the M1.
What explains this increase in sales?
Overall, it was the COVID-19 effect that boosted computer sales. Indeed, since January 2020, the population has been regularly called upon to stay at home, to be in isolation. This has encouraged the development of telework. And to keep up with the productivity side of Telework, many users have had to upgrade their equipment.