Market research firms Gartner and IDC have put together new numbers ranking the biggest players in the PC market in the fourth quarter of last year. As PC World reports, the numbers suggest Dell remained top dog in the U.S., but HP still had the last word in the international market. The numbers also suggest tremendous growth by Acer, which bought out Gateway and Packard Bell last year.
According to the IDC numbers, Dell achieved a 29.6% market share and shipped 5.5 million units in Q4, 15.3% more than a year before. HP had a 24.3% market share and its shipments grew 9.8% to 4.5 million units, while Acer sat in the number three spot with 1.5 million shipments—294.2% higher than last year. Apple was close behind with 1.06 million shipments (30.9% higher than last year), and Toshiba followed in fifth place.
Internationally, IDC says HP stayed in the number one spot thanks to a 23.3% rise in shipments to 14.7 million units, giving it 19% of the market. Dell was well behind with 11.3 million shipments (a 17% yearly rise) and a 14.6% market share. The two PC heavyweights were followed by Acer in third place with 7.4 million units (60.3% higher than last year), Lenovo in fourth place with 5.8 million units, and Toshiba in fifth.
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