Canalys, a market research firm, estimated on Friday that global PC shipments in the third quarter were about 79.2 million units, up 12.7% year-on-year, the highest growth rate in the last decade. Despite the popularity of smartphones and tablet computers in recent years, the spread of the new crown epidemic has made people more inclined to work and study at home through PCs. Acer in Taiwan is the biggest beneficiary of this trend. Canalys estimates that the company shipped 5.6 million pcs in the third quarter, up 15% from a year earlier, including some chromebooks running Google’s Chrome OS system. Lenovo, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, shipped 19.3 million units in the quarter, up 11.4% year-on-year. Microsoft said in May that users spent more than 4 trillion minutes a month on Windows 10 this year, up 75% from a year earlier. Epic Games accused Google of monopolizing the latter, which may have a better chance than apple