Gartner has announced its quarterly PC shipments report and has found that the global shipments of PCs totaled 68.1 million units in Q2 2009. That is a 5% decline in shipments compared to Q2 2008. Gartner points out that the market performed better than it expected and it had previously predicted the market would decline 9.8%.
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HP was the big winner for the quarter with growth well ahead of the worldwide average. HP shipped 13.3 million computers during the quarter and grabbed the top spot with a 19.6% market share. Dell was second with 9.2 million units shipped with Acer in a near tie with 9.1 million units shipped. Lenovo was 4th with 5.7 million units and Toshiba took the 5th place spot with 3.3 million shipped.
The rankings in the US were different and Dell once again claimed the top spot with 4.248 million units shipped in America. HP was so close to Dell in shipments it is hard to call the race with 4.209 million shipped. Acer took third with 2.3 million units, Apple was fourth with 1.4 million, and Toshiba was fifth with 1.1 million. Total shipments in America for the quarter were 16.351 million.
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