Strategy Analytics has published statistics on the world portable computer market for the first quarter of this year. Notebook shipments are shrinking amid industry saturation and an ongoing shortage of electronic components.
Approximately 63.5 million laptops running various operating systems were sold between January and March. This is 7% less than in the first quarter of the previous year.
The largest market player is Lenovo with a share of 23%. In second place is HP with a score of 20%, and Dell closes the top 3 with 16%. It is followed by Apple and Acer, which control 10% and 7% of the industry, respectively.
The segment of portable computers with the Chrome OS operating system fell the most, with sales falling by 67% to 4.0 million units. The share of Chromebooks has fallen to a minimum in five years.
In the first quarter, 53.1 million Windows-based laptops and 6.1 million macOS laptops were sold. Growth in these segments was 6% and 4%, respectively.