PC shipments fall for HP, Lenovo and Dell but Apple shipments rise in Q3

Photo taken on Jan. 8, 2020 shows the world’s first 5G personal computer launched by Lenovo during the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the United States.

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The personal computer market saw shipments continue to cool in the third quarter as demand slowed and supply chain issues persisted, according to International Data Corporation data released Monday.

Compared to this time last year, shipments were down 15%, which is still well above pre-pandemic levels, IDC found. Global shipments totaled 74.3 million in the quarter, down from 87.3 million in the same period last year.

HP saw PC shipments decline by around 28%, Dell shipments were down 21% and Lenovo 16% In the meantime, apple bucked the trend with PC shipments up 40% in the third quarter.

AMD hinted at that headwind last week when the chipmaker cut its third-quarter sales forecast on Thursday, blaming a bigger-than-expected drop in the PC market and the chain’s woes of supply

Investors are likely to be on the lookout for signs of weakness in PC shipments when Microsoft i Intel report third quarter earnings later this month. Microsoft will release the results on October 25, while Intel will report on October 27.

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