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PC market sees biggest growth in 10 years

The PC market has experienced its highest growth in a decade.

Globally, the market grew by 13 per cent in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the previous year, with 79.2 million units sold, as per tech analyst firm Canalys.

Notebook shipments reached 64 million units as many were forced to work from home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Laptop and mobile shipments grew by 28.3%, but desktops saw a 26% decline in shipments.

Lenovo came out on top with 11.4% growth and shipments of over 19 million in the third quarter.

HP grew by 11.9% and shifted 18.7 million units, Dell saw a 0.5% drop in shipments, while Apple and Acer grew by 13.2% and 15%, respectively.

Canalys analyst Ishan Dutt commented: "Vendors, the supply chain, and the channel have now had time to find their feet and allocate resources towards supplying notebooks, which continue to see massive demand from both businesses and consumers."

The firm's research director Rushabh Doshi added: "The lasting effects of this pandemic on the way people work, learn and collaborate will create significant opportunities for PC vendors in the coming years.

"Although the focus has been on commercial PC demand in the last two quarters, consumer spending during the holiday season is set to bring more joy to the PC market."

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