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Dell puts the smack down on HP claiming top PC maker honors in the U.S.

When we think of computer makers in the United States, a few big names come to mind including Dell, HP, Acer and Lenovo.

While HP is the largest computer company in the world with 14.7 million units shipped worldwide representing a 19% global market share, it’s not the largest computer company in the United States. Dell has the second place global market share behind HP with 11.3 million units shipped globally and a 14.6% global market share.

Dell is the top PC company with shipments of 5.35 million units and a healthy 31.4% of the U.S. PC market. Last year Dell slipped with only 29.3% of the U.S. market for PC shipments. The growth is attributed to Dell's change in its long held direct to customer marketing strategy -- its computer systems are now sold via retail outlets like Wal-Mart and Best Buy.

PC World reports that HP played second fiddle to Dell in the U.S. market in 2007 with 26.1% of the U.S. market representing the shipment of 4.4 million units in the U.S. alone. Acer was in third place in the U.S. with 1.5 million units shipped and a 294.2% growth from the previous year with Apple following up in fourth place. Apple shipped 1.06 million units giving them a miserly 5.7% of the PC market in the United States.

Acer picked up to notable PC makers last year in Gateway and Packard Bell. These acquisitions helped immediately bolster Acer’s worldwide presence leading to Acer being the third largest worldwide PC maker with 7.4 million units shipped. Lenovo was fourth in worldwide PC shipments with 5.8 million units shipped.



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Admittedly Dell is getting better
By eye smite on 1/17/2008 8:40:30 PM , Rating: 1
In 2k3 I lost a great deal of respect and really took on contempt for Michael Dell and his company. He laid off 5k people in Austin to outsource the tech support to India only and then changed it do India at night and Canada during the day. Since then, in 2k7 2k of those jobs were brought back to Texas, so during the day you get a Texan and at night you get a Canadian and you can understand what the tech is saying. I understand companies want more money, who doesn't, but when you sacrifice 5k peoples jobs in the name of greed, it's deserving of total contempt. So bringing jobs back to where he's making his money gets some respect back, not just from me but probably most people that buy and use dells. The other point that increased my respect for Dell is them marketing desktops with AMD's at store fronts like walmart and best buy. I guess that means Intel isn't using strong arm tactics to make dell an intel only oem, but who knows.




RE: Admittedly Dell is getting better
By legoman666 on 1/18/08, Rating: -1
By marvdmartian on 1/18/2008 9:34:16 AM , Rating: 2
Funny, I never read where they said the jobs deserved to be in Texas......did you read something I didn't??

Perhaps they inferred that since Dell is headquartered in Texas, and the jobs were originally in Texas, that it was good that they returned to Texas??

Or would you rather have the Indians back again?? What flavor Slurpee would you like with your tech support?????


By eye smite on 1/18/2008 11:37:12 AM , Rating: 3
What in the hell makes you think they don't. It's an american company, the jobs need to be in america period for americans that are buying their products. I'm sorry you all think we're a global community but that's what's hurting this country more than anything. We're America, America comes first, the rest of the world is a paltry second and that's the way it needs to be.


By eye smite on 1/18/2008 11:47:23 AM , Rating: 2
Something else while it's on my mind. Nowhere in my post did I say anything deragatory about Canada. Now, you take your little sensitive, emotional attitude and spin on a maple leaf somewhere. Just remember, it's not Canada that sucks, it's canadians. You feel better now, did I live up to what you perceived as Canada bashing?


and MAC is #4023 on the list...
By XPguy on 1/17/08, Rating: -1
RE: and MAC is #4023 on the list...
By ajfink on 1/17/2008 4:55:13 PM , Rating: 2
Apple ships an increasingly large number of PC's (dare I call them so) in the US (and, in turn, globally). Their market share has risen steadily since the release of OSX, and taken off even further since the switch to X86. I'm sure their percentage here isn't something to scoff at.

But they're still overpriced, and OSX isn't all it's cracked up to be, IMO. I enjoy using it, to a point. Kind of the same way I am with Linux. I dabble in both, but I just can't bring myself to commit. Also...a lot like my last relationship.


RE: and MAC is #4023 on the list...
By XPguy on 1/17/08, Rating: -1
RE: and MAC is #4023 on the list...
By Crowbar77 on 1/17/2008 5:40:00 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
But they're still overpriced, and OSX isn't all it's cracked up to be, IMO. I enjoy using it, to a point. Kind of the same way I am with Linux. I dabble in both, but I just can't bring myself to commit. Also...a lot like my last relationship.


I would agree with you on the desktops being overpriced, but there laptops are very competitive. As for OS X, if you try using it as your main OS for a few weeks you may change your opinion. At least I did, going back to windows just feels so sloppy and unorganized. Plus never having to worry about security software is awesome.


RE: and MAC is #4023 on the list...
By XPguy on 1/17/08, Rating: -1
By StillPimpin on 1/18/2008 9:16:04 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Their market share has risen steadily since the release of OSX, and taken off even further since the switch to X86.


I'd like to make a slight correction. The above quote should read:

Their market share has risen steadily since the release of BOOT Camp, and taken off even further since the switch to X86.


RE: and MAC is #4023 on the list...
By Brainonska511 on 1/17/2008 6:06:07 PM , Rating: 2
Troll, troll, troll your boat....

Just look at this guy's last set of comments. 17+ all made today about how much Apple sucks.


RE: and MAC is #4023 on the list...
By XPguy on 1/17/08, Rating: -1
RE: and MAC is #4023 on the list...
By Pirks on 1/17/2008 7:12:33 PM , Rating: 2
It doesn't matter if Mac sucks or not, what matters is that Apple grabs the majority of the retail premium consumer PC market now in the US. So when people wanna buy cheap PC they go Dell (including myself) but when they want to buy expensive premium luxury PC they buy Apple. It's the brand like Lexus these days. Jobs is very very good at that - recent new Macbook Air is another instrument of money extraction. Sure Dell still will sell cheap $500 PCs in volumes, but guess what - who's gonna go and buy Dell if you don't play heavy PC games (as majority of general public is) and you have $2K to blow. Steve, here they come, your new customers. They pay for the brand, just like they pay for Lexus.

You can bash Lexus, go ahead. They'll laugh at you sucker.

Learn some marketing and psychology, and you'll go a loong way man, trust me on that ;)


RE: and MAC is #4023 on the list...
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 1/18/2008 8:19:51 AM , Rating: 2
No self respecting gamer will be caught dead with a Mac.


By Farfignewton on 1/18/2008 11:15:45 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
No self respecting gamer will be caught dead with a Mac.


I think everyone knows that, but what about a gamer with low self-esteem?


What I want to see in the market
By daftrok on 1/17/08, Rating: -1
RE: What I want to see in the market
By daftrok on 1/17/2008 4:20:17 PM , Rating: 2
A barebook would be great.


RE: What I want to see in the market
By Macuser89 on 1/17/2008 5:12:20 PM , Rating: 5
I'd love to be able to build my own laptop, like i can build my own PC.


RE: What I want to see in the market
By Pirks on 1/17/2008 6:51:23 PM , Rating: 1
Use barebook


RE: What I want to see in the market
By oTAL on 1/28/2008 1:59:58 PM , Rating: 2
Give this man a 6!


What's funny about the Mac bashers
By Pirks on 1/17/08, Rating: -1
RE: What's funny about the Mac bashers
By Manch on 1/17/2008 9:54:54 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
But hey! Ferraris and Lamborginis of the world are also sold in tiny numbers.


Apple=Ferrari's or Lamborghini's?

Well, I hope you didn't type this post up on an apple because your "Lamborghini or Ferrari" apparently doesn't have the spell check option. Maybe you can download it for only 20$ more!


RE: What's funny about the Mac bashers
By tjr508 on 1/17/2008 10:04:45 PM , Rating: 2
Apostrophes dont make words plural.


By Manch on 1/17/2008 10:21:35 PM , Rating: 2
Doh! Spell check doesn't cover grammar!


RE: What's funny about the Mac bashers
By Pirks on 1/18/2008 4:22:25 PM , Rating: 1
The telltale sign of Apple marketing policy working 150% is the fact that Apple bashers can't reply to my post with anything but spelling corrections. This is exactly what I expected from you guys.


By Manch on 1/18/2008 4:47:51 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah at 5.7% it's working real well!


By Farfignewton on 1/18/2008 11:32:26 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
don't realise that Macs are significantly more expensive


quote:
you morons never pay attention to THE PRICE OF COMPUTERS that Apple sells.


Is today your first time on the internet? I can't think of any other way you could think Apple critics aren't aware of their prices.


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