Lenovo maintained its dominance in the overall PC market, which includes both laptops and desktops, with 24 million sales, up 66.5 percent.
According to a study from market research and analysis company Canalys, Google Chromebook experienced the most increase in terms of shipments in the whole PC industry in the first quarter of 2021. According to Canalys, the PC industry, which comprises desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets, grew by 53.1 percent in the first quarter of 2021, shipping 122.1 million units. Chromebooks experienced a 274.6 percent increase in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, with 12 million devices delivered. The laptop market, on the other hand, increased by 62 percent year over year. With 4.3 million devices sold, HP was the most popular Chromebook manufacturer, followed by Lenovo, Acer, Samsung, Dell, and other brands. According to the Canalys study, tablet shipments increased by 51.8 percent in Q1 2021, reaching 39.7 million units.
HP led the way with 4.3 million Chromebook PCs sold, up 633.7 percent year over year. Lenovo came in second with 3.1 million devices, while Acer, Samsung, and Dell rounded out the top five with over 1 million units shipped. In terms of tablets, virtually all manufacturers saw an increase in shipments in Q1 2021, with market leader Apple increasing its lead by 50.3 percent and shipping a total of 15.2 million devices as the new iPad Air found momentum with consumers. With 8 million devices delivered, Samsung remained in the second position in the tablet category, representing a 59.9% increase. With 133.5 percent and 197.9 percent year-on-year increase, Lenovo and Amazon had the greatest shipping volume growth, owing to a low Q1 2021.
Lenovo maintained its dominance in the overall PC market, which includes both laptops and desktops, with 24 million sales, up 66.5 percent. Apple finished in second with 22.1 million Mac and iPad sales. With 19.3 million units sold and a 64.2 percent increase, HP came in third. With a market share of 10.7% and 8%, Dell and Samsung rounded out the top five.