Gartner Says HP No. 1 in Worldwide PC ShipmentsBy Scott Ferguson | Posted 2007-04-18 Email Print
Following another report by IDC, Gartner found that HP continues to ascend in the PC market, while Dell continues to decline.
Hewlett-Packard is continuing to dominate the worldwide PC marketplace at the expense of its main rival, Dell, according to an April 18 report by Gartner.
The report, similar to one released by IDC on April 18, showed that HP held its top spot in the worldwide PC market with 17.6 percent market share. In the first quarter of 2007, the Palo Alto, Calif., company shipped more than 11 million PCs, an increase of 28.7 percent compared to the same time last year.
HP's growth in the past year comes as Dell's market share has continued to fall. In the first quarter of this year, Dell still held the number two spot in the world with nearly 14 percent market share. However, the number of the PCs the Round Rock, Texas, company shipped fell 7.8 percent from 9.4 million in the first quarter of 2006 to 8.7 million this year.
In the U.S. market, Dell remained number one with nearly a 28 percent market share. HP was second with 25.7 percent. However, while HP's shipments increased 25.8 percent, Dell's dipped 15.5 percent.
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