Smart working and distance learning bring oxygen to the personal computer market, which closed the first quarter with a double-digit drop due to the impact of coronavirus on production and demand. For the second quarter, analysts agree with an above-expected recovery, estimated between around 3% and 11%. The most cautious are the researchers from Gartner, according to which between April and June the deliveries of fixed and portable PCs increased by 2.8% on an annual basis to 64.8 million units, driven by "an extraordinarily large growth in the region Emea ", that is Europe, Middle East and Africa. Canalys experts, who also include workstations in PCs, estimate deliveries to rise by 9% to 72.9 million units.
In detail, notebooks and mobile workstations recorded a + 24%, while PCs and fixed workstations suffered a decrease of 26%. For Idc, global deliveries, including workstations, increased by 11.2% to 72.3 million units. "The strong demand driven by the needs of teleworking and e-learning has exceeded previous expectations and has once again put the PC at the center of the technological portfolio of consumers", analysts observe. Among the companies, Canalys and Idc put HP in the first place with around 18 million units, followed by Lenovo with 17.4 million and Dell at 12 million. Outside the podium are Apple, with estimated deliveries between 5.3 and 5.6 million Macs, and Acer, between 4.8 and 5 million pieces.