According to new data published by IDC, the PC shipments in Europe, Middle East and Africa fell to 21.8 million units in first quarter 2013, down 20.2% from previous year while portable PC shipments at 13.6 million, declining 20.6%, and desktops at 8.3 million, down 19.6%. On vendor count, HP maintained a strong lead in EMEA.
“While the PC market continues to suffer from a shift to other devices, the current market expansion to a larger product portfolio and higher number of devices per person continues to support an increase in overall spending on total client devices, which grew by 15% in 2012 and will remain at double-digit in 1Q13,” said Chrystelle Labesque, research manager, EMEA Personal Computing, IDC.
Starting with different vendors, HP outpaced all other vendors in EMEA, while overall the shipment was less when compared with same quarter a year ago. Lenovo stands at second position and remained the only vendor among the top 5 posting growth in a depressed market.
Acer ranked third, directly impacted, as most vendors, by the weakness in the consumer market across the region. Dell and Asus stands at fourth and fifth position respectively, with Dell performed better than the market, while Asus directly impacted by a decline in portable PC sales.