HP Expands Its Worldwide Domination, Closes On Dell In US
Hewlett-Packard's last quarter was once again a good one. The company is still the number one PC vendor in the world and has grown significantly on the US market. Bets are that Dell will step down and let HP take the lead on the market in the near future.
October 19, 2007
As expected, the only way for Dell was down, given the circumstances. The company managed to further lose bits of its market share slice of pie and ended up with only 15.2%.
Dell still holds the lead in the US (28.0% market share), but that's hardly comforting news. First of all, HP is not far behind (24.3%). Second, HP's shipments have increased in the last quarter by 16.9% to 4.35 million, while Dell's shipments fell down 4.8% to 5.01 million. The trend is likely to continue during the next quarter, so do expect further changes in the top.
IDC points out that the third quarter was a good one for the PC industry. Shipments grew by 15.5% to an impressive 66.9 million units. Overall shipments in the U.S. were 17.92 million.