A study by analysts at Digitimes Research suggests that laptop shipments in the last quarter of 2020 set a new record. The reason is a sharp increase in demand amid a pandemic that provoked self-isolation of citizens, as well as the rapid development of platforms for remote work and distance learning.
In the period from October to December inclusive, about 60 million laptops were sold globally (devices with a detachable keyboard are not taken into account). This is more than 10% higher than the result for the third quarter of 2020.
At the end of last year, shipments in general jumped by a quarter – by exactly 25%. The result was 201 million units, which is the highest result in the last nine years.
In the current quarter, shipments of laptop computers, as experts believe, will decrease compared to the last quarter of 2020 by less than 10% due to the seasonal factor. For comparison: in recent years, the decline in supplies has been more significant – from 15 to 25%.
It is also noted that the leading brands in the global laptop market will face a very slight drop in demand in the current quarter.
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