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Sunday, July 22, 2007

PC Market Share - Q207


IDC just released league tables detailing the market share of the top 5 PC makers in the United States and globally. Here's the US chart:

Rank

Vendor

2Q07

Shipments

Market

Share

2Q06

Shipments

Market

Share

2Q07/2Q06

Growth

1

Dell

4,854

28.4%

5,437

34.1%

-10.7%

2

HP

4,023

23.6%

3,193

20.0%

26.0%

3

Gateway

965

5.6%

1,039

6.5%

-7.1%

4

Apple

960

5.6%

761

4.8%

26.2%

5

Toshiba

901

5.3%

600

3.8%

50.0%

6

Acer

888

5.2%

337

2.1%

163.8%



Others

4,492

26.3%

4,569

28.7%

-1.7%



All Vendors

17,083

100.0%

15,936

100.0%

7.2%

And here's the worldwide chart:

Rank

Vendor

2Q07

Shipments

Market

Share

2Q06

Shipments

Market

Share

2Q07/2Q06

Growth

1

HP

11,335

19.3%

8,303

15.9%

36.5%

2

Dell

9,491

16.1%

9,978

19.1%

-4.9%

3

Lenovo

4,879

8.3%

3,989

7.6%

22.3%

4

Acer

4,261

7.2%

2,742

5.2%

55.4%

5

Toshiba

2,407

4.1%

1,981

3.8%

21.5%



Others

26,452

45.0%

25,303

48.4%

4.5%



All Vendors

58,824

100.0%

52,297

100.0%

12.5%

Information Week headlines their article with "Apple Ties For Third In U.S. PC Market," which is technically true, although the leader sold more than five times as many PC's. It also points to Apple's impressive 26.2% growth, calling it a "halo effect" from the iPhone and the iPod before it and mentioning those adorable "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads, but fails to mention Toshiba's 50% growth and Acer's 163.8% growth (both companies are within 75,000 units of Apple). Those two companies also cracked the Top 5 globally.

The bottom line here is that it's still a two-vendor race between Dell and HP, both in the U.S. and Worldwide. Apple's had a great year, but if they want to make a true dent in the PC market, they need to move out of the educational and Starbucks markets, and get into the big time.

posted by Brian at 12:29 AM


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