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Strategy Analytics: Lenovo and HP Control 50% of the Notebook Market Combined as Shipments Soar in Q2 2020
[August 13, 2020]

Strategy Analytics: Lenovo and HP Control 50% of the Notebook Market Combined as Shipments Soar in Q2 2020


As families around the world struggled to stay productive in work and school during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic hardship was buoyed by government assistance. Consumers, commercial clients, and schools scrambled to purchase mobile productivity devices once thought to be redundant, driving 27% year-on-year growth for notebook shipments, according to Strategy Analytics' latest report. Now up for debate is whether demand from the back-to-school and holiday seasons were pulled forward due to the pandemic or if this just the beginning of a new growth era for Notebook PCs.

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Lenovo and HP Combined to Control 50% of Notebook PC Market (Graphic: Business Wire)

Lenovo and HP Combined to Control 50% of Notebook PC Market (Graphic: Business Wire)

The full report from Strategy Analytics' (News - Alert) Connected Computing Devices (CCD) service, Preliminary Global Notebook PC Shipments and Market Share: Q2 2020 Results can be found here: https://www.strategyanalytics.com/access-services/devices/tablets-and-pcs/connected-computing-devices/market-data/report-detail/preliminary-global-notebook-pc-shipments-and-market-share-q2-2020-results-130820

Chirag Upadhyay, Senior Research Analyst said, "The main reason for all vendors' success in improving supply chain demand is by working closely with channel and retail partners. Most vendors started the quarter by delivering panic buy/backlog orders which were held back in March due to the lockdown imposed on majority of the countries. However, as the quarter progressed, all the vendors managed to fulfil customers' requirements on time by working closely with channel partners (including retail) to deliver products more efficiently and in a timely manner."

He continued, "There is definitely risk of prolonged economic hardship and a downturn in demand in countries still dealing with the first wave of infections, but this pessimism could spread quickly if more countries enter a second wave of infections like Japan, Hong Kong, Australia."

Eric Smith, Director - Connected Computing added, "The biggest surprise of the quarter was the robust demand generated from consumers buying their own devices for work, studying, and play despite tough economic headwinds. Gaming proved to be an effective distraction in a physically isolated world. Chromebooks, in particular, experienced high demand from schools and consumers to support e-learning efforts. How these behaviors develop during and after the pandemic will be closely studied to determine the direction of the notebook market long-term."

Exhibit 1: Lenovo (News - Alert) and HP Combined to Control 50% of Notebook PC Market1





Global Notebook PC Shipments by Vendor

(Preliminary Results, Millions of Units)

Vendor

Q2 '20

Q2 '19

Quarterly Growth

Y/Y

Lenovo

13.6

11.5

17%

HP

13.4

9.5

42%

Dell

8.4

7.0

21%

Apple (News - Alert)

4.6

3.8

21%

Acer (News - Alert)

3.6

2.6

41%

Others

10.5

8.1

29%

Totals

54.2

42.5

27%

 

 

 

 

 

Global Notebook PC Market Share by Vendor

(Preliminary Results, % of Total Shipments)

Vendor

Q2 '20

 

Q2 '19

Lenovo

25.0%

 

27.1%

HP

24.8%

 

22.3%

Dell

15.6%

 

16.4%

Apple

8.5%

 

9.0%

Acer

6.7%

 

6.1%

Others

19.4%

 

19.1%

Totals

100.0%

 

100.0%

Source (News - Alert): Strategy Analytics' Connected Computing Devices service


1 All figures are rounded

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