During the last quarter, a good bump in the PC sector has been predicted as a continuation of the bad data of the first, and now IDC has published its sales estimates for the second quarter of the year. The sector would have lost 15.3% of sales compared to the same quarter of 2021, which means billions that have stopped entering. Sales for the quarter would have remained at 71.3 million units. Data includes desktops, laptops, and workstations, but does not include tablets or servers.
Apple has left, or would have left if IDC data is correct, a good 22.5% of its sales slipping to fifth position in the top vendor rankings. The first position is held by Lenovo with a drop of 12.1% of its sales, while HP is second but has left 27.6% of its sales. Dell and Acer rank third and fourth with sales drops of 5.3% and 19.2% respectively. The fifth position, by technical tie, is shared by Apple with ASUS, which has suffered a smaller drop in sales of 4.6%.
The sector is quite affected by the economic situation, also dragged down by poor sales to the educational sector and a stagnant market in the main regions such as North America or Europe. Still, IDC sees growth opportunities for companies in some subsectors such as low-end and mid-range Windows devices.