PC Shipments Were Up in Q1 despite Shortages and Logistic Challenges

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A report from International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that the PC market is still doing well despite component shortages and logistics issues. Desktops, notebooks, and workstations have shown a 55.2 percent YoY growth going into Q1 2021. From education to gaming, there have been many sectors driving the increased demand for new computers. The pandemic helped fuel the growth; over 84 million units shipped in Q1 alone, down by 8 percent from Q4 2020. This rate of decline is considered extremely low for a Q1 report and hasn’t been seen since 2012.

“Unfulfilled demand from the past year has carried forward into the first quarter and additional demand brought on by the pandemic has also continued to drive volume,” said Jitesh Ubrani research manager for IDC’s Mobile Device Trackers. “However, the market continues to struggle with setbacks including component shortages and logistics issues, each of which has contributed to an increase in average selling prices.”

Sources: IDC, TechPowerUp

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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