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PC market: doubts and uncertainties

PC market: doubts and uncertainties

The worldwide demand for PCs has exploded throughout the year 2020. The beginning of 2021 has also settled into this euphoric climate, in the first quarter of this year, 1 million PCs were sold every day. However, with the return to a certain “normalization” of our lifestyles, it seems that the demand has cooled down somewhat. Many voices are telling us that the market has softened and even that it has been relatively dull in the second quarter.  assemblage de PC

Any signs of weariness?

For some time now, there has indeed been an improvement in the supply chain for graphics cards. Let’s be clear, better does not mean a return to normal. As we have already mentioned here, we have simply gone from a totally crazy situation to a highly incoherent one. According to a new report from IDC, the PC market grew by 13.2% in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2020. Obviously we are far from 2020 growths but still double digit growths are very rare periods in the PC industry in the last 15 years. According to IDC analysts, this difference in demand could be an early indicator that buyers are starting to adjust their spending priorities after almost a year of “aggressive PC buying. Thankfully, there are analysts out there to explain that as summer approaches and after some signs of relaxation, people are thinking about something other than equipping themselves for telecommuting or gaming…

PC market: the depression of the euphorists

… Some players seem to be finding customers more difficult these days, even if they were not hesitating until a few weeks ago to buy an RTX 3080 at triple its initial value… In fact, other elements could explain this relative slowdown. First of all, the relaxation on the graphics card market is relative and the situation continues to be tense in terms of availability and prices. Here again, the “improvement” observed is not at all synonymous with a return to normal. PC Shop The notebook market that has driven the industry in recent months is facing a major supply shortage, affecting the stocks available to end users. Smaller components such as display and sound are preventing brands from meeting the needs of potential customers. While many component suppliers expect shortages to worsen in the third quarter, some have seen end-user demand begin to slow as the pandemic is gradually brought under control as discussed above. Without a firm outlook and with many doubts about the situation ahead, suppliers are now making decisions based on customer orders and acting more passively, several sources at Digitimes said. Under these conditions, the responsiveness of notebook brands will be impacted this year-end. In fact, listening to our friends in the market, it seems that they got used too quickly to this euphoria where everything is sold without price consistency. A semblance of reason seems to be disturbing some of them.

Market shares in the second quarter of 2021

PC IDC 2021 Interesting detail, in volume Acer and Apple are on the same line…

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