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PC and laptops sales declined worldwide in the second quarter of 2022. Market researchers from IDC detailed the trend in a quarterly report.

The Q2 2022 report shows that global PC and laptop sales declined by 15.3 percent compared to the same quarter in 2021. A total of 71.3 million PCs and laptops were sold. Q2 2022 was the second consecutive quarter of declining PC and laptop sales.


IDC primarily attributes the trend to consumer behaviour. Global factors cause carefulness among consumers. Customers watch their spending and postpone purchases. Furthermore, tasks traditionally performed on PCs are increasingly performed on tablets and smartphones.

IDC also notes a decline in the business market. Causes include lockdowns in China and problems in the supply chain.

Lenovo is market leader

IDC reviewed the shares in the PC and laptop market. The market segment was led by Lenovo in the second quarter of this year. The manufacturer had a market share of 25 percent . HP claimed second place with 19 percent and Dell followed third. Acer, Apple and ASUS completed the top six.

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