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.