There seemed to be no end to the PC market boom kickstarted by the global pandemic, but now it seems the fortunes of HP and other major players in the space have taken a dark turn. According to research conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC), year-on-year shipments of computers are down by 5.1%.
Diving into the nitty gritty of IDC’s findings, HP suffered the most of the six biggest companies in the PC market, with this quarter’s shipments falling from 19.2k to 15.8k year-on-year, which is an 18% decline in 2022. Acer and Lenovo experienced similarly disappointing figures, enduring a fall of 5.9% and 9.2%, respectively.
However, things aren’t entirely doom and gloom for every PC giant. Asus has not only weathered the storm of slumping sales, but has seen its own shipments increase by a staggering 18%. Meanwhile, Dell and Apple enjoyed smaller gains of 6.1% and 4.3% respectively. It’s trends like this that strengthen analyst arguments that the overall fall in sales isn’t necessarily a massive cause for concern.