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Global PC shipments growth comparable to 2007

The sluggish economy here in the U.S. is being blamed for many things. Despite the economic woes, the PC industry is still seeing growth comparable to 2007. Market research firm iSuppli reports that PC shipments still grew by double digit percentages in Q1 2008, which is comparable to Q1 2007 shipments when the economy was more robust.

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 market.

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.





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