PC sales rebound, HP tops US market, Acer eclipses Dell

Posted: October 20, 2009 in Tech

According to Gartner, worldwide shipments in the third quarter reached 80.9 million units, an increase of 0.5% from the third quarter of 2008, and an improvement over Gartner’s own forecast for a 5.6% decline in sales.

Hewlett-Packard Co. remains the world’s No. 1 PC company, with 16.1 million shipments and almost 20% of the market.

Acer Inc. surpassed Dell Inc. in the No. 2 slot for worldwide PC sales. Gartner said Acer sold 12.5 million PC in the quarter, an increase of 23.6% from last-year’s third quarter, and good enough for 15.4% of the market.

Dell’s shipments fell 6.7% from a year ago to 10.3 million PCs, giving it a 12.8% market share.

Lenovo, with 8.5% of the market, and Toshiba and its 5% market share rounded out the top five worldwide vendors.

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