CAPE TOWN – Research and advisory firm Gartner released its 2019 PC market statistics for the second-quarter which revealed that Lenovo is the biggest PC brand in the world.
According to the stats, which is based on the sales of desktop PCs, notebook PCs, and portable premium products, but not Chromebooks or iPads, Lenovo's success was due to strong year-over-year growth.
Mikako Kitagawa, senior principal analyst at Gartner said in a statement: "Worldwide PC shipments growth was driven by demand from the Windows 10 refresh in the business market in the second quarter of 2019. Desktop PC growth was strong, which offset a decline in mobile PC shipments.”
“Additionally, there are signs that the Intel CPU shortage is easing, which has been an ongoing impact on the market for the past 18 months. The shortage mainly impacted small and midsize vendors as large vendors took advantage and continued to grow, taking market share away from the smaller vendors that struggled to secure CPUs.”
HP was named the second biggest brand and Dell was in third place in terms of PC market share, and together these three brands account for 64 percent of all PC shipments globally.