September 30, 2023

The market researchers at IDC reported at this time that PC gross sales fell 13.4 p.c in Q2 2023, the sixth consecutive quarter of declines. The agency cites macroeconomic headwinds, total weak demand, and a shift in IT budgets away from system purchases for the decline.

Observe: As you recognize, I desire to commingle the info from IDC and Gartner, however this subject is simply too essential to attend.

“Elevated channel and element stock are as soon as once more dragging down the market,” IDC analysis supervisor Jitesh Ubrani mentioned. “And regardless of these points slowly easing, many element suppliers proceed to supply lowered pricing in an effort to clear their stock although PC makers and channels are nonetheless cautious about new techniques because of the lowered demand.”

In the excellent news division, the decline was lower than IDC had predicted, and rather a lot lower than the 29 p.c drop that PC gross sales skilled within the earlier quarter. IDC additionally notes that client PC gross sales are beginning to inch again to pre-pandemic ranges, whereas gross sales to companies are unsure due to workforce reductions and (what?) “the introduction of generative AI.”

No matter. In response to IDC, Lenovo stays the world’s greatest maker of PCs, whereas Apple was the one firm within the prime 5 to expertise any progress, with most different corporations, save HP, experiencing double-digit unit gross sales declines within the quarter. Right here’s the breakdown.

Lenovo. 14.2 million items bought, down 18.4 p.c, 23 p.c market share.

HP. 13.4 million items, down 0.8 p.c, 21.8 p.c market share.

Dell. 10.3 million items, down 22 p.c, 16.8 p.c market share

Apple. 5.3 million items, up 10.3 p.c, 8.6 p.c market share.

Acer. 4 million items, down 19.2 p.c, 6.4 p.c market share