Lenovo becomes number one PC seller pushing back HP to number 2

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo has become number one in PC selling pushing back HP from number 1 to number 2 says research firm Gartner.

Gartner reports that Lenovo shipped 13.77 million PCs during the third quarter of 2012 whereas, HP shipped some 13.55 million units in the same period. This increases the global market share of Lenovo to 15.7% and decreases HPs share to 15.5%.

US manufacturer Dell is on number 3 position with 9.22 million computers being sold and claiming 10.5% market share.

A Gartner Analysts says that this for the first time in last 6 years that HP has lost its top position.

Survey also reveals that overall demand of computers is has decreased by 8.3% in the third quarter to 87.5 million units. Decline in the demand is being caused by the smartphones and tablets of likes Apple’s iPad and Galaxy series from Samsung. Another reason customers are holding back on purchases is the newer version of Windows 8 which is expected to be in market by the end of this month.

Following is the table of Global PC shipments in the 3rd quarter of 2012;

Lenovo becomes number one PC seller pushing back HP to number 2

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