logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Gartner: Q1 Worldwide PC Shipments Rise 1.9%

Worldwide PC shipments rose 1.9% to 89.0 million units in the first quarter of 2012 from 87.3 million units in the first quarter of 2011, according to preliminary results released by market research firm Gartner, Inc. on Wednesday.

Gartner had earlier projected first quarter 2012 worldwide PC shipments to decline 1.2% from a year earlier.

"The results were mixed depending on the region, as we saw the EMEA region perform better than expected with PC shipments growing 6.7 percent in the first quarter of 2012, while Asia/Pacific performed below expectations, in part because of slow growth in India and China," said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner.

"While the PC industry has high expectations for strong growth in the emerging markets, the slowdown of these countries in this quarter provides a cautionary notice to vendors that the future growth for the PC industry cannot heavily depend on the emerging markets even though PC penetration in these regions is low," Kitagawa added.

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) continued to be the world's largest PC vendor, with a 17.2% market share, followed by China's Lenovo Group Ltd. with 13.1%, Dell Inc. (DELL) with 11.0% and Taiwan's Acer Inc. with a 10.9% market share, according to Gartner.

Lenovo experienced the strongest growth among the top five vendors, as its shipments increased 28.1 percent in the first quarter of 2012.

In the U.S., PC shipments fell 3.5% to 15.5 million units in the first quarter of 2012 from 16.1 million units in the first quarter of 2011. HP was the top PC vendor in the U.S. with a 29.0% market share, followed by Dell with 22.3% and Apple, Inc. (AAPL) with 10.6% market share.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

More Breaking News

Editors Pick
Verizon is mulling the acquisition of a big cable company following its rival AT&T's deals with DirecTV and Time Warner, the New York Post reported, citing two well-placed sources. The move is expected to help the firm grow demand for its wireless data products. Saudi Arabian Oil Co., most popularly known as Saudi Aramco, is yet to finalize a date for its long planned initial public offer, but reports said, citing Saudi Arabian officials, that the IPO most likely would be conducted in the second half of 2018. Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Officer Amin Nasser told Bloomberg that the country has promised to reduce the overall tax rate... Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML Holding NV reported Wednesday significantly higher profit in its fourth quarter, with higher system sales, selling price and improved margin. Looking ahead, for the first quarter, the company sees sequentially lower net sales and margin.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT