In order to cope with the need for online education during the epidemic, many people have purchased their new computers this year. This led to a rebound in computer sales despite the decline in other industries.
According to the global computer sales report for the third quarter of 2020 conducted by Canalys, a market analysis firm, not all categories of the computer industry have enjoyed that same growth.
The computer market has grown by 22.7% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, but the desktop computer category has fallen by 32%, the notebook computer category has increased by 30%, and the tablet category has increased by 42%.
Under the breakdown, desktop workstations and small desk computers have been reduced by 27% and 33% respectively, while Chromebooks and detachable tablet laptops have increased by 122% and 88%, and ultra-thin and transformable laptops have increased by 57% and 27% respectively.
The year-on-year growth rate of tablets is staggering. Apple still has the market lead, while Samsung has the largest 80% growth rate on the market.
Overall, Chromebook has the largest growth rate among all the categories. HP has obtained 34.1%, followed by Lenovo’s 18.9%. It is believed that the amazing growth rate of Chromebook’s sales are related to the increase of education needs with a cheaper price tag.