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PC market in Europe - statistics & facts

Personal computers (PCs) are small, multi-purpose devices, intended for use by individuals. The PC market in Europe is expected to generate close to 67 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2022, representing a slight fall in revenue from the high posted in 2021. The European PC market includes several types, ranging from stationary products like workstations and desktops to portable or mobile products like laptops, notebooks, netbooks, and tablets. Ultraslim notebooks are forecast to account for the majority of PC shipments across Europe, a share that is expected to grow further in the coming years. Notebook devices are also set to occupy a larger share of gaming PC shipments in the region.

Leading PC vendors in Europe

The market leaders in the PC hardware market across Europe are HP Inc. and Lenovo, occupying a combined share of around 50 percent of the market, while other notable vendors include Dell, Acer, Asus, and Apple. When looking solely at PC shipments across Western Europe, HP Inc. and Lenovo once again control around 50 percent of the market. For tablet devices, Apple and Samsung dominate tablet shipments in the European region, with other notable vendors such as Lenovo, Huawei, and Microsoft also being featured. In line with this, the Android and iOS operating systems account for over 90 percent of the tablet market in the region.

PC penetration in Europe

In 2022, the number of households with a computer in Europe is projected to surpass 308 million, with forecasts suggesting this is likely to approach 330 million by 2025. Household computer penetration in Europe is predicted to reach 87 percent in 2022, with Central and Western Europe, as well as Northern Europe, expected to record a penetration figure of over 90 percent. European countries with the highest household computer penetration rates include Luxembourg, Iceland, and Denmark, while Russia, the country with the greatest number of computer households at 41 million, had a penetration rate of just over 70 percent.

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