PC Shipments Grew in Q3
Worldwide PC shipments grew in the third quarter of this year, while Acer overtook Dell to take the #2 spot in market share behind HP. That's the conclusion of a pair of surveys released Thursday, by Gartner and IDC.
Gartner reported a 0.5 percent increase to 80.9 million units from the same period last year, while IDC showed a 2.3 percent gain. The IDC survey reported 2.5 percent increase in the U.S.
The Gartner survey showed HP with 19.9 percent of the worldwide market and Acer- spurred by 23.6 percent growth- grabbing 15.4 percent to Dell's 12.8. IDC showed the companies with 20.2, 14 and 12.7 percent, respectively. Both surveys had Lenovo and Toshiba in the fourth and fifth spots.