HP Elbows Apple Off Global PC Throne

Apple’s rise to the summit of the global personal computer market at the end of last year was short lived: HP has regained the top spot in Q1, Canalys figures reveal.

A total of 107 million PCs were shipped in the quarter, up 21 per cent. HP, which ceded leadership to the Foxconn-rebrander in Q4, sold 40,000 more units than Apple’s 15.8 million (11.8m iPads) in Q1.

Lenovo gained the third spot with 50 per cent unit growth. Acer and Dell ended up in the fourth and fifth positions respectively

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