No. 1: Dell
PC Shipments: 5.89 million
U.S. Market Share: 28.5%
Dell overthrew HP as the U.S. market share leader after trailing HP by over five points in the same quarter one year ago. The Round Rock, Texas-based company shipped 5.89 million PCs in the fourth quarter, representing a decline of 13 percent year over year. The relatively modest drop compared to its competitors enabled Dell’s market share to climb from 24.8 percent share in fourth quarter 2020 to now 28.5 percent.
Comparatively, in the fourth quarter of 2020, HP had over 30 percent market share, while Dell’s share was less than 25 percent share—representing a 5-point margin lead for HP. As of fourth quarter 2021, Dell’s market share stands at 28.5 percent, while HP’s share lowered to 25.9 percent, representing a major vendor share shift.
Total PCs Shipped In 2021 : 59.7 million
For the first time in the company’s history, Dell shipped more than 17 million units on a worldwide basis in the fourth quarter of 2021, led by strong performances in Latin America, EMEA and Asia Pacific.
Although Dell’s overall shipment growth was higher than both HP and Lenovo on an annual basis, Dell ranked No. 3 in terms of worldwide PC shipments in 2021. Dell shipped 59.7 million PCs in 2021, representing an annual increase of 17.6 percent.