The worldwide PC shipments in Q1 2017


According to new PC shipping estimates shared today by Gartner, the consumption of Apple’s Mac increases slightly despite a continuing drop of PC shipments over the globe.  
During 2017’s first quarter, Apple has sold about 4.2 million Macs worldwide, which increased by 0.2 million, similarly to a growth of 4.5 percent compared to that of last year. During this quarter, Apple owned 6.8 percent of the market, rising from 6,3 percent in the first quarter of 2016 which allows the company to rank in top 5 of PC providers in the world.
As for top three worldwide PC vendors including Lenovo, HP and Dell, we can also witness their freight growth over the quarter. Lenovo shipped an estimated 12.4 million PCs which held 20 percent of the market (1.2 percent growth), following by HP with 12.1 million PCs shipped (6.5 percent growth) and Dell with 9.4 million PCs (3.4 percent growth).

On the contrary, Asus which hold the fourth place of PC vendor, suffers from a dramatic decline in its shipments. Specifically, in comparison with 5.3 million PCs during the first quarter of 2016, the company could only consume about 4.5 million PCs this year. The same tendency happens to Acer and other smaller manufacturers.
As reported by Gartner, in general, the PC shipments reached 62.2 million units in total, showing 2.4 fall compared to the first quarter of 2016.
Today, IDC also illustrated its PC shipping estimates. Its numbers, as usual, show another story, explaining for this possibly due to the difference in the way tablets are counted by each company.
According to IDC, the shipment of PC market increased continuously in five years, which is 60.3 million in total in the first quarter of 2017. IDC’s evaluation for Apple is the same as Gartner’s. IDC suggests that worldwide Mac shipments held 4.2 million, which rose from 4.2 million in the last year’s quarter, similarly to 4.1 percent growth.

Overall, it’s essential to notice that the date annouced by Gartner and IDC is initial and the actual numbers can vary.