Global traditional PC shipment posted the strongest growth in more than six years during the past quarter, according to IDC. Total shipment was 62.3 million units, which translates to a 2.7 percent year-on-year growth.
Across Asia, the results were positive with India performing better than expected due to consumer demand and good traction in the commercial market.
The Department of Education project contributed to a strong increase in the Philippines while the PC market in China had better than forecasted sales with the launch of new models during the 618 Festival contributing to higher sell-in of consumer notebooks. However, the China commercial PC market remained impacted by weak shipment to SMBs and the public sector.
Japan turned in above expectations as commercial demand helped desktop and notebooks alike to exceed the forecast.
“Although traditional PCs may not be the default device for many usage scenarios, the market continues to show pockets of resiliency as PC usage experience evolves and improves. Even certain types of desktops are seeing growth amid this business-driven refresh cycle,” said Jay Chou, Research Manager of IDC’s Personal Computing Device Tracker.
HP extended its streak of consecutive quarters of year-on-year growth, up 7.6 percent in Q2, further cementing its hold over all others in the market.
Lenovo, Dell, Apple, and Acer make up the rest of the global Top 5.