In the second quarter of 2021, Western European PC shipments (desktops, notebooks and workstations) reached 15 million units, according to Canalys. The research group says that up 3% year-on-year. And it’s good news for Apple.
Canalys says that post-COVID demand in 2021 has been stable thanks to lockdown-enforced lifestyle changes becoming permanent. However, shortages of key components remain a problem, limiting vendors’ orders and growth.
Lenovo led the market, shipping 4.1 million units and taking a 27% share. HP came second, shipping 3.7 million units to take a 24% share. Dell, Acer and Apple completed the top five, with 14%, 10% and 9% shares respectively.
Apple shipped approximately 1.4 million Macs in Western Europe in the second quarter. That’ compares to 1.2 million in the year-ago quarter for a year-over-year increase of 11%.
Tablet shipments in Western Europe grew by 18%, with 7.9 million units shipped, according to Canalys. The tablet space in Western Europe has long been dominated by Apple, which grew shipments 73% in quarter two of 2021. Canalys says Apple’s latest release of the M1-powered iPad Pro was warmly received in Western Europe.