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.