Dell Gains Ground in Q2 PC Market

PC demand continues to defy economic and financial woes, with worldwide unit shipments growing by 14.5 percent in the second quarter of 2008 compared to the same period a year earlier to reach 70.2 million units. There were no changes among the Top-5 PC OEM rankings compared to the first quarter. "Hewlett-Packard Co. continued its impressive start to 2008, with second-quarter PC shipments of 13.4 million units, maintaining its worldwide No.-1 ranking at a market share of 19.1 percent, according to iSuppli's preliminary ranking," said Matthew Wilkins, principal analyst, Compute Platforms for research/analysis firm iSuppli. "However, the second quarter represented Dell Inc.'s fourth consecutive quarter of market share growth, with the company delivering shipments of 11.2 million units and a market share of 16 percent."

Acer Inc. and Lenovo continued their fierce scrap in the second quarter, although with no change in rank. Acer held onto third place with a market share of 9.5 percent, and Lenovo maintained fourth place, with a 7.9 percent share of shipments. For more information about this report, contact www.isuppli.com.