IDC report said global shipments for PCs fell 28.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2022 to 67.2 million PCs.
The 4Q22 shipments are comparable to the fourth quarter of 2018, when the market was constrained by Intel’s supply challenges.
PC shipments in 2022 dropped 16.5 percent to 292.3 million from 350.1 million in 2021.
“Average selling prices (ASPs) across many channels also fell as excess channel inventory over the course of the past few months triggered discounting in an effort to spur demand,” said Jitesh Ubrani, research manager for IDC’s Mobility and Consumer Device Trackers.
“Despite these efforts, inventory management of finished PCs as well as components will remain a key issue in the coming quarters and has the potential to further affect ASPs.”
PC market share leaders are Lenovo with 23.3 percent share (68 million units), HP with 18.9 percent share (55.3 million units), Dell with 17 percent share (49.8 million units), Apple with 9.8 percent share (28.6 million units) and Asus with 7 percent share (20.6 million units) during 2022.