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Lenovo grabs top PC vendor crown from HP

Global PC shipments of Lenovo reached 12.61 million units during the second quarter of 2013, reporting a 1.4% drop, while has surpassed HP that shipped 12,378 million units, according to a new report from IDC.

IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker report revealed that Lenovo’s market share remained 16.7%, while HP captured 16.4% of the global PC market share during the quarter.

In the quarter, Lenovo’s sales increased outside of APeJ, while its sales in China were also affected due to short-term economic and inventory hurdles affecting shipments.

HP reported growth over the last quarter due to a strong boost from shipments to India, while faced drop in shipments in EMEA region, with a stabilised business in the US.

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Other firms that followed in the list of top vendors include Dell, Acer and ASUS.

During the quarter, global PC shipments reached 75.6 million units, an 11.4% drop, but was slightly better than anticipated results for the period.

IDC Worldwide PC Tracker senior analyst, Jay Chou, said that with second quarter growth so close to forecast, some improvement in growth is anticipated during the second half of the year.

"Slower growth in Europe and China reflect the risks, while the improved U.S. outlook reflects potential improvement," Chou said. "Still, the weakness in emerging markets is a threat to a core long-term growth area.

"In addition, while efforts by the PC ecosystem to bring down price points and embrace touch computing should make PCs more attractive, a lot still needs to be done in launching attractive products and addressing competition from devices like tablets."
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