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Dell takes tumble in world marketshare

updated 04:50 pm EST, Thu November 29, 2007

Dell Marketshare Tumbles

The once-dominant PC maker Dell is growing far more slowly than many rival PC makers and is taking a dive in marketshare as a result, according to a new study from iSuppli. The research group found that the company's shipping numbers grew just 1.5 percent year over year; this resulted in a drop of its command of PCs from 16.3 to 14.6 percent of the world's share. HP in turn jumped by almost 16 percent to take the lead with 19.1 percent of all PCs sold. Lenovo, Acer, and Toshiba rounded out top five, though Acer is expected to push its share upwards after it finishes its takeover of Gateway.

The analysis firm typically does not publish information about companies below the fifth-place mark and so omits information about Gateway itself and other major computer makers such as Apple.

Much of Dell's apparent failure is a combination of slowness in getting its channel ramped up to accommodate new models and HP's relative adeptness at identifying the market, iSuppli says. The latter has devoted most of its attention to notebooks in recent months and often has a larger variety of stores that sell its systems. Dell only recently began selling its systems in a handful of retail chains and continues to focus heavily on desktops such as the iMac-like XPS ONE.




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  1. Robb

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    Sell!

    "What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."

  1. Bartman

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    2nd that

    "What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    on the other hand,

    maybe they should just liquidate all of their assets and send all funds to the people that bought stock in the company.

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Once more...

    "What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."

  1. tomodachi

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Let's take it all theway

    "What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."

  1. gambit-7

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    One more time....

    I, too, have to concur that, if it were up to me, I'd shut it down and give the money back to their shareholders.

  1. addisonx

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    actually

    if I was the CEO, i would close the doors, sell all the spare parts, and send a small check to whoever still holds stock in the company

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    sweet sweet schadenfreude

    The only fair thing to do would be to shut it down, liquidate the assets and distribute the proceeds to the shareholders.

  1. FastAMX79

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    i would....

    ....shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.

  1. JackWebb

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    That's too bad

    The only way out of this downward spiral I could see if I were the CEO would be to shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.

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