Worldwide PC Shipments Hit 62.7 million in Q1 2007, Says Gartner

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.7 million units in the first quarter of 2007, a 8.9 percent increase from the same period last year, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. The Asia/Pacific region surpassed the U.S. PC market to take the No. 2 position in terms of shipments for the first time.

Hewlett-Packard’s worldwide PC shipment growth far outpaced the industry average, with its worldwide PC shipments increasing 28.7% in the first quarter. 

Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 1Q07 (Thousands of Units) Source: Gartner


Company

1Q07 Shipments

1Q07 Market Share (%)

1Q07-1Q06 Growth (%)

Hewlett-Packard

11,030

17.6

28.7

Dell Inc.

8,692

13.9

-7.8

Acer

4,275

6.8

46.1

Lenovo

3,969

6.3

16.1

Toshiba

2,552

4.1

15.3

Others

32,201

51.3

3.8

Total

62,719

100.0

8.9

Acer moved into the No. 3 position for worldwide PC shipments in the first quarter. Lenovo was dropped to the No. 4 position.

In the U.S. PC market, PC shipments grew 2.9 percent in the first quarter compared to a year ago. 

Dell maintained the No. 1 position in the US in first quarter of 2007, but its shipment growth was well below the industry average. 

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