Global PC shipments fell even below analyst expectations in the fourth quarter of 2022, with PC manufacturers shipping just 67.2 million PCs, down 28.1% from the same quarter last year, according to IDC’s latest report.
IDC compares shipments in the fourth quarter of 2022 to the same period of 2018, when the market was constrained by Intel’s supply difficulties. In addition, the company says that while it is clear that the epidemic-induced purchase boom in the PC market is over, PC shipments for 2022 are well above pre-epidemic levels with 292.3 million units.
IDC’s Global Mobility and Consumer Device Monitors cluster vice leader Ryan Reith, “ Consecutive quarterly declines clearly paint a bleak picture of the PC market, but it’s really all about perception” he said and continued: “ 2021 was close to historic levels for PC shipments, so any random comparison would be unrealistic.”
Despite the decline, IDC believes the computer market has the potential to recover in 2024, and the company sees “periods of opportunity” throughout 2023.
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When it comes to producers, Lenovo,It still stands out as the best-selling computer manufacturer with sales of 15.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2022.
HP, with sales of 13.2 million units, down approximately 5.4 million units from last year’s fourth quarter sales.
dell,It completes the top three, selling 6.4 million fewer units than last year.
Apple’PC sales of the company are also decreasing, but it stands out as the only company with a single-digit decrease of 2.1 percent.