Lenovo Overtook HP as World’s Largest PC Maker
The recent survey conducted by Gartner Inc. on highlighting a struggling PC market, has found that Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has overtaken US-based Hewlett-Packard as the world’s largest seller of PCs, in the third quarter of 2012.
The statistic provided by Gartner shows that, Lenovo stood as market leader capturing 15.7 percent of the total market share, whereas HP stood second by gaining 15.5 percent of the total market share. Dell holding 10.5 percent of total market share, followed by Acers at fourth position and Asus at fifth position, holding 9.8 percent and 7.3 percent respectively, conquered the third position.
In the US market, these figures varied, where HP remained as the market leader, followed by Dell, Apple and Lenovo respectively. A separate report showed global sales of personal computers are set to show a decline for the first time in 11 years.
As per the research, in the third quarter of 2012, there were about 87.5 million units of personal computers sold worldwide. This was a decline of 3 percent in comparison to the previous year. The major reason for this decline could be, many buyers and sellers might have hindered waiting for the new Windows 8 personal computers.
Analyst at Gartner, Mikako Kitagawa, announced, “Retailers were conservative in placing orders as they responded to weak back-to-school sales. By the end of September, retailers were focused on clearing out inventory in advance of the Windows 8 launch later this month.”
Another research conducted by IDC, one of the major competitor of Gartner states that, HP is still the market leader marking 15.9 per cent of total market share, and slightly ahead of Lenovo’s which holds 15.7 per cent share. However, we can consider that Lenovo is giving good competition for the previous year’s frontrunner.