PC market share in Q1 2015: Lenovo, HP, Asus gain, Dell slips

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PC makers Lenovo, HP and Asus have increased their market share in Q1 2015.

Gartner said Lenovo increased its PC market share to 18.9 percent in Q1 2015 from 17 percent in Q1 2014, said Gartner.

HP enhanced its PC market share to 17.3 percent from 16 percent.

PC market share growth of Dell was flat at 12.6 percent.

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Asus increased its share to 7.4 percent from 7.2 percent. On the other Acer share dipped to 7.2 percent from 7.3 percent.

PC shipments dipped 5.2 percent to 71.7 million units in the first quarter of 2015, said Gartner.

The research report said desk-based PC shipments declined rapidly, with business desk-based PCs being impacted the most.

“Mobile PCs are being driven by a separate underlying replacement cycle, which led mobile growth in the first quarter of 2015. PC replacements will be driven by thin and light notebooks with tablet functionality. Our early study suggests strong growth of hybrid notebooks, especially in mature markets, in Q1 2015,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner.

The report said Lenovo experienced its strongest growth in EMEA and the U.S. It has become one of the top providers of hybrid notebooks, especially its Yoga line in mature markets.

HP performed moderately well in the first quarter, and it kept its top position in the U.S. and EMEA. HP increased share in the U.S., but in EMEA the share delta from Lenovo, the second-largest vendor in the region, narrowed compared with Q4 2014.

For the first time in six quarters, Dell experienced a worldwide PC shipment decline compared with a year ago. Dell was one of the vendors that benefited from replacement purchases due to the end of Windows XP support in 2014, but sales slowed as the replacement cycle faded.


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