Coming back from the coronavirus, PC, rather left behind during the mobile internet era, rely on them for employment, educational, say industry observers.
Gartner and IDC reports on Thursday show deliveries of desktop , laptop and workstation computers grew in the second quarter with pandemic disturbances to the production process.
“Due to a strong demand for both homework and e-learning, previous aspirations have gone beyond and have again put the Pc in the forefront of the technology portfolio of consumers,” said Jitesh Ubrani, research manager of the IDC Mobile Device Trackers.
“It continues to be seen if this requirement and high rates of usage continue in the post-COVID recession because budgets shrink as schools and workplaces rebound.”
In the same quarter a year ago, IDC reported that worldwide pc shipments increased by 11.2 percent to 72.3 million units. Gartner ‘s rise to 64,8 million units was 2.8 per cent.
HP and Lenovo have both been ranked the top two PC manufacturers and Dell in third place. Apple, which is still grouped among PC manufacturers, but does not use Microsoft’s Windows operating system, came fourth.
Micako Kitagawa, Research Manager for Gartner, described the figures for the second quarter as a fast turnaround, with some growth as supplies become available, due to distributors and stores.
According to Linn Huang, IDC ‘s software and research vice president, early signs indicate strong PC shipments for school, businesses and consumer applications such as streaming entertainment.
“This optimism will proceed through July with production back-ordered,” said Huang.
“As we go further into a worldwide downturn, nevertheless, the feeling of goodwill is more and more bitter.”