Amid recovering demand and the end of inventory adjustments, global PC shipments increased around 3% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2024 to reach 57.1 million units after eight consecutive quarters of decline, according to market research firm Counterpoint Research. In the first quarter, Taiwanese PC maker Lenovo secured the top spot in terms of global PC shipments with a 24% market share, reaching 13.7 million units, up by 8% year-on-year. The other four leading brands were HP (21% market share), Dell (16%), Apple (14%), and Acer (11%). Counterpoint predicts that 2024 will mark the advent of AI PCs (including desktops and laptops), with 45% of new laptop shipments this year predicted to feature AI functionality. [Counterpoint Research]

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