Global demand for tablets and Chromebooks noticed a large surge in Q1 2021, as per a report by International Data Corporation (IDC). While tablets registered a year-on-year (YoY) development of 55.2 p.c with a complete of 39.9 million models shipped, Chromebook shipments grew by a large 357.1 p.c to 13 million in Q1 2021, as per the report. IDC mentioned that the expansion of this magnitude within the tablets market has not been seen because the third quarter of 2013.
The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker has additionally provided particular person efficiency of the assorted pill and Chromebook distributors. Apple continued to guide the tablets class with a complete cargo of 12.7 million and a market share of 31.7 p.c. The firm had shipped 7.7 million models in Q1 2020, which corresponds to a 64.Three p.c development in Q1 2021.
Samsung took the second spot with a cargo of Eight million tablets to seize a 20 p.c market share. It registered a YoY development of 60.Eight p.c. Lenovo shipped 3.Eight million models to assert a 9.Four p.c market share and register a 138.1 p.c YoY development.
Amazon at quantity 4 had the strongest YoY development at 143 p.c with a complete cargo of three.5 million tablets for an 8.7 p.c market share. Huawei took the fifth spot with a cargo of two.7 million tablets, a market share of 6.Eight p.c, and a YoY development of 1.7 p.c.
“While vaccine rollouts and businesses returning to offices may slow down the work-from-home trend, we are still far from returning to ‘normal’ working conditions and hence the demand for tablets, especially detachables, is expected to continue for a while,” mentioned Anuroopa Nataraj, Rresearch Analyst with IDC’s Mobility and Consumer Device Trackers.
When it involves Chromebooks, HP shipped 4.Four million models in Q1 2021 to seize a 33.5 p.c market share. Its efficiency corresponds to a whopping 633.9 p.c YoY development. The second spot went to Lenovo with a complete cargo of three.Three million Chromebooks. It grabbed a 25.6 p.c market share and registered a 356.2 p.c YoY development.
Acer stood third with a cargo of 1.9 million models and a YoY development of 150.9 p.c, whereas Dell on the fourth spot shipped 1.5 million models registering a 327.1 p.c development. Samsung got here fifth with a 496 p.c development in comparison with the identical quarter final 12 months and a complete cargo 1 million models.
“There’s no doubt that Chromebooks have supplanted tablets in many education markets. However, price and the dependence on cloud services have prevented them from becoming mainstays in all regions,” mentioned Jitesh Ubrani, analysis supervisor with IDC’s Mobility and Consumer Device Trackers.