Global demand for tablets and Chromebooks noticed an enormous surge in Q1 2021, as per a report by International Data Corporation (IDC). While tablets registered a year-on-year (YoY) progress of 55.2 % with a complete of 39.9 million items shipped, Chromebook shipments grew by an enormous 357.1 % 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 %. The firm had shipped 7.7 million items in Q1 2020, which corresponds to a 64.Three % progress in Q1 2021.
Samsung took the second spot with a cargo of Eight million tablets to seize a 20 % market share. It registered a YoY progress of 60.Eight %. Lenovo shipped 3.Eight million items to say a 9.Four % market share and register a 138.1 % YoY progress.
Amazon at quantity 4 had the strongest YoY progress at 143 % with a complete cargo of three.5 million tablets for an 8.7 % market share. Huawei took the fifth spot with a cargo of two.7 million tablets, a market share of 6.Eight %, and a YoY progress of 1.7 %.
“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 items in Q1 2021 to seize a 33.5 % market share. Its efficiency corresponds to a whopping 633.9 % YoY progress. The second spot went to Lenovo with a complete cargo of three.Three million Chromebooks. It grabbed a 25.6 % market share and registered a 356.2 % YoY progress.
Acer stood third with a cargo of 1.9 million items and a YoY progress of 150.9 %, whereas Dell on the fourth spot shipped 1.5 million items registering a 327.1 % progress. Samsung got here fifth with a 496 % progress in comparison with the identical quarter final yr and a complete cargo 1 million items.
“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.