10/19/2006

HP passes Dell in world PC shipments

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 4:16 am

Hewlett-Packard Co. supplanted Dell Inc. as the world leader in personal computer shipments during the third quarter, returning the bragging rights to Silicon Valley for the first time in nearly three years, according to figures released Wednesday by two influential research firms.

Both Gartner Inc. and IDC pegged the overall third-quarter growth of the global PC market at just under 7 percent, but that trend was overshadowed by the industry’s new pecking order.

The changing of the guard occurred after HP’s shipments climbed by 15 percent from a year ago while Dell’s edged up by less than 4 percent.

By Gartner’s measure, Palo Alto-based HP shipped 110,000 more PCs than Dell to give it a 16.3 percent share of the global market compared to 16.1 percent for its Round Rock, Texas-based rival.

Source: AP

 

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