View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Networks
December 5, 2011

Lenovo replaces Dell to become the second largest PC brand: report

Lenovo is lagging behind HP by 4.2 percentage points

By CBR Staff Writer

China’s Lenovo in the third quarter jumped one rank to become the world’s second-largest PC brand overtaking Dell, according to IS report IHS iSuppli Compute Platforms Service.

In the bargain, it is posing a challenge to Hewlett-Packard’s position as the largest selling PC brand.

Lenovo’s global PC shipments in the third quarter rose to 12.5m units, up 14.5% from 10.9m in the second quarter. Its growth surpassed the growth of the overall PC market, which expanded by only 5.5% during the same period. It increased Lenovo’s market share of global shipments to rise to 13.9%, a rise of 12.8% in the second quarter.

Lenovo is lagging behind HP by 4.2 percentage points.

IHS principal analyst for compute platforms research Matthew Wilkins said Lenovo continued to capitalise on strong demand for PCs in its home market of China. Lenovo delivered sequential growth of 12 and 16% in its desktop and notebook PC shipments respectively.

Global PC shipments increased to 90.4m units in the third quarter, up from 85.6m in the previous quarter. Shipments rose 2.6% compared to 88.1 million one year earlier, short of the IHS forecast of 6.8% growth.

Asustek Computer grew the most among the top 5 brands, with 36% sequential growth. Acer achieved the third-best results after Lenovo, with shipments increasing by 6.8%.

Content from our partners
Unlocking growth through hybrid cloud: 5 key takeaways
How businesses can safeguard themselves on the cyber frontline
How hackers’ tactics are evolving in an increasingly complex landscape

Apple and Samsung Electronics also reported very strong year-over growth of 27% and 36% respectively in the quarter.

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU