According to a new report released by market research firm Canalys,The domestic PC market (including desktops, laptops and workstations) declined by 26% in the fourth quarter of 2022 compared with the same period last year.
Shipments of desktops (including desktop workstations) fell 3.7 million units, or 34%, while shipments of laptops (including mobile workstations) fell 39% to 8.5 million units, the report said.
Tablet shipments rose 39 per cent year-on-year to 7.5m units in the fourth quarter, driven by new devices from major suppliers.
The full-year PC market shipped 48.5 million units in 2022, down 15% from 2021. Canalys estimates that tablets benefited from a surge in demand, with shipments reaching 24 million units, up 6 percent year on year.
Apple shipped 26.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2022, up 72.9 percent year on year. Market share was 35.4%, compared to 28.4% in Q4 2021, an increase of 7 percentage points. Honor Tablet saw the most significant growth, with shipments up 110.3% to 8.42 million units from 4 million last year.
Emma Xu, an analyst at Canalys, translated IT Home as follows:
Despite the dramatic market correction, shipments of laptops (including mobile workstations) and tablets remain above pre-pandemic levels, 8% and 22% higher, respectively, than in 2019.
The vendor landscape in the laptop and tablet markets remains fluid as more smartphone vendors get into the game. We expect more competition in the Android tablet space as these new entrants aggressively grab the market and pave the way for their connector ecosystem strategies.
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