Preliminary results from the worldwide quarterly Personal computing Device tracker show that global traditional PC shipments fell 15.3 percent year-on-year to 71.3 million units in the second quarter of 2022, according to IDC's report. It was the second consecutive quarter of declining shipments after two years of growth. Traditional PCs include desktops, laptops, and workstations, not tablets or x86 servers.
Despite the recent decline and weakening in demand, total PC sales remain roughly in line with the early days of the pandemic — 74.3 million units were sold in the second quarter of 2020, still, well above pre-pandemic levels, the report noted. According to IDC, 62.1 million units were sold in the second quarter of 2018 and 65.1 million in the second quarter of 2019.
The top five PC market shares in the second quarter of 2022 were Lenovo (24.6%), HP (18.9%), Dell (18.5%), Acer (6.9%), and Apple (6.7%).