The global laptop shipments totaled 51.2 million units in the third quarter, marking a 7% drop compared to the same period last year, according to analysis firm TechInsights. This decline has slowed to single-digit percentage points for the first time since the first quarter of 2022. Lenovo secured the top spot with a global shipment of 12.2 million units, capturing a 24% market share. The other top four brands are HP, Dell, Apple, and Asus. HP was the only brand among the top five manufacturers to experience year-to-year growth, with a positive increase of 7%, while Apple saw a significant decline of 30% year-to-year. Despite the continued sluggish demand in the laptop market, especially in the commercial sector, the deceleration in the rate of decline indicates that the market has overcome its most challenging period, as analyzed by TechInsights. [TechInsights]