SA: 268 million notebook PCS shipped globally in 2021

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February 7 – global laptop shipments rose 19% year-on-year to another record 268 million in 2021 after hitting a high in 2020, according to new data from StrategyAnalytics.As 2022 begins, the industry must remain cautious about ongoing supply issues and increasing freight and manufacturing costs.Chirag Upadhyay, industry analyst at Strategy Analytics, said: “Q4 2021 was another strong quarter for the notebook market, rounding out another strong year.Growth in developed markets is supported by continued demand for hybrid work environments, driven also by attractive prices for Windows 11 and DaaS.Emerging markets are driven by continued demand from small and medium-sized businesses, while consumers continue to shift to mobility.In addition, orders delayed from Q3 2021 due to component shortages and supply issues have also been resolved in Q4.”Eric Smith, director of Connected computing services at Strategy Analytics, added: “With Chromebook demand slowing in the second half of 2021, Windows demand begins to grow in Q4 2021.The update to Windows 11 Enterprise provides a strong boost for Windows laptops.Microsoft’s recent launch of Windows 11 SE for K-8 education has also attracted top PC vendors, in response to Chrome’s surge in market share during the pandemic.”Windows remains a popular choice for consumers as demand for gaming laptops continues to grow during the holiday season.”In Q4 2021, HP maintained the second position with notebook shipments reaching 14.5 million units, down 4%. Dell notebook shipments reached a record 13.2 million units, up 14%.Apple’s MacOS continued its momentum and made company history with the 2021 Q4, shipping more than 6.6 million laptops in the holiday quarter, up 11% year on year. Acer returned to the top five with 5.2 million laptops shipped, up 6% from the previous quarter, which was negatively affected by supply issues.