IDC Reports On Q3 Computer Shipments Worldwide

Posted: Oct 16 2008, 9:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 11:05am CDT, in Notebooks and PCs


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Yesterday I wrote about Gartner and its figures for global PC shipments for Q3 2008. Today IDC has published its findings for global shipments for the same time frame. The IDC list is the same for global PC shipments. What I didn’t talk about yesterday were shipments within the US.

According to IDC, shipments in the US looked like this. Dell has the top spot with 5.301 million units shipped, HP was second with 4.545 million shipped, and Apple was third with 1.654 million PCs shipped. Rounding out the top five US PC firms was Acer at 1.538 million (includes Gateway) and Toshiba at 978,000 PCs shipped.

“The proliferation of low-cost portable PCs coincided perfectly with market conditions,” said Jay Chou, research analyst with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. "As more low-cost models enter the fray, a new pecking order may emerge among vendors as the market leans toward notebooks with ever-declining ASPs. What remains to be seen is how much cannibalization will occur, and the degree to which mounting economic pressures will stifle PC market growth over the next year.”


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