As the COVID-19 continues to spread wantonly, traditional personal computers (including desktops, laptops and workstations) have once again become a popular part of the field of consumer technology. According to the preliminary results of IDC’s global quarterly personal computing device tracking report, global PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 26.1% year-on-year to 91.6 million units. In 2020, the global PC market shipments increased by 13.1% year-on-year, and the recovery of home office, online learning and consumer demand became the main driving factors.

Jitesh ubrani, IDC mobile device research manager, said, “due to strong demand and capacity shortage, the production potential of each part of the supply chain has reached its limit. Not only PC manufacturers and ODM need to deal with the shortage of components and capacity, but also logistics problems still exist. Therefore, suppliers are forced to use air transportation to reduce costs at the cost of shortening delivery time.

From a certain point of view, the last time the PC market grew at such a high annual rate was the 13.7% growth rate in 2010. In the past 10 years, the PC market has experienced six years of decline, with a flat market growth rate and many changes. The question we need to face now is how long this recovery will last.

Ryan Reith, vice president of IDC’s global mobile device tracking program, said: “The personal computer market is developing like a fast-moving train. All signs show that the runway of this good trend will have some room for growth at least in the short term or even the medium term. Last year, the focus of growth was around home office and online learning, but we should not ignore the ability of the consumer market itself. We can see that the sales of game computers and monitors have reached the highest level in history. We also see that chrome in addition to education It has also penetrated the consumer market. When we look back at this period in the future, history will show that this epidemic has not only accelerated the purchasing power of the PC market, but also created opportunities that may never happen again. “

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