The company said the main growth was in the consumer segments which saw a 29% increase while the commercial sector saw a fall of 2%.
Notebooks were in great demand in both consumer and commercial segments, with 29.3% and 11% growth respectively.
But the shipments of desktops declined by 8.6%; the consumer segment grew by 27.8% but the commercial segment fell by 26.6%.
“The consumer market saw huge demand as PCs became the most used devices at home and households are slowly moving to a 1 PC per person model.
“Gaming PCs also saw huge growth as people are looking for indoor entertainment and the successful launch of Nvidia’s new RTX 3000 series enticed enthusiasts to upgrade.”
Fourth quarter shipments were hit by a component shortage which led to a 1.4% decline.
Said Lowell: “The consumer market will continue to remain strong. However, the commercial market is expected to start to slow, as organisations remain cautious about buying. A stronger second half of the year is expected once there is more certainty and stability in the economy.”