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Global PC sales rebounded 9 percent in Q2

Zhu Shenshen
Driven by demand for laptops, the market just scored its biggest quarterly jump since 2010, a recent industry report finds.
Zhu Shenshen

Global personal computer sales grew 9 percent in the second quarter, the biggest quarterly rise since 2010, thanks to booming laptop demand during the pandemic, an industry report finds.

Total PC sales hit 72.9 million units in the recent quarter, more than making up for a first-quarter drop as sales for the first half of 2020 added 1 percent year on year, according to researcher Canalys. 

The rebound was driven by notebooks, which have been of “vital importance” to businesses, students and consumers as they adjust to new work and life realities caused by the novel coronavirus.

Top vendors were HP with 24.8 percent market share, Lenovo with 23.9 percent share and Dell with 16.5 percent share — followed by Apple and Acer. 

In the Chinese market, newcomers like Huawei are expanding with high-performance models and reasonable prices. 

Honor, Huawei’s brand targeting young consumers, launched its new MagicBook laptops with AMD’s mobile processor. They go on sale next week with prices starting at 3,999 yuan (US$571).

Global PC sales rebounded 9 percent in Q2
Ti Gong

Huawei's new Honor laptop models start at 3,999 yuan.

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