Global tech giant HP Inc. with 20.8 per cent has reclaimed the top position from the Chinese counterpart Lenovo in the worldwide PC market in the second quarter of 2017.
According to market research firm Gartner, HP has achieved five consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth and shipped 12,690 devices in the second quarter of 2017. Shipments grew in most regions, and the company performed well in the US market, where its shipments growth far exceeded the regional average.
Lenovo’s global shipments declined 8.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2017, after two quarters of growth. Lenovo recorded year-over-year shipment declines in all key regions.
Putting a high priority on PC’s as a strategic business, Dell shipments increased 1.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2Q17. The company with 15.6 per cent market share stood third.
Among the top three vendors, Dell is the only vendor which can supply the integrated IT needs to businesses under the Dell Technologies umbrella of companies.
Apple with 6.9 per cent market share stood fourth and shipped 4,236 devices.
In the US, PC shipments totalled 14 million units, a 5.7 per cent decline from the second quarter of 2016. The US market declined due to weak consumer PC demand.
The worldwide PC shipments totalled 61.1 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 4.3 per cent decline from the second quarter of 2016, Gartner said.
The PC industry is in the midst of a five-year slump, and this is the 11th straight quarter of declining shipments. Shipments in the second quarter of this year were the lowest quarter volume since 2007.