According to iSuppli,
PC shipments globally rose to 69.9 million units in Q1 2008, up 12.1% from
Q1 2007. The top three computer makers maintained their respective positions in
the iSuppli top global suppliers rankings.
Holding on to the top spot is HP, which was able to grow its PC shipments by
over 23% in Q1 2008 as compared to Q1 2007 with global shipments of 13.2
million computers. Sitting in the second spot is Dell with global shipments for
Q1 2008 of 10.8 million systems, a growth of 20% compared to Q1 2007.
Acer still holds the number three spot on the top global suppliers list by
shipping 6.8 million computers globally. Acer has 9.7% of the global computer
market, Dell’s global market share is 15.4% and HP has 18.9% of the global PC
Lenovo sits in the number four spot with 4.8 million systems shipped in Q1
2008, a growth of 20.3% compared to Q1 2007. Lenovo has a 6.9% share of the
global PC market. Lenovo’s entrance into the global
consumer computer marketplace may help it gain ground in the next rankings.
Toshiba has the number five spot on the list with a bit over 3 million systems
shipped in Q1 2008 for a 4.4% share of the global market.
The remaining computer makers added together total over 31.2 million
computers shipped for a 44.7% market share.