IDC PC Sales 2Q07
Despite the dramatic changes in sales, positions are largely static compared to recent months, according to the market report. Dell, HP, and Gateway have largely retained their first, second, and third spots held since last year; Apple maintained a fourth-place position with an increase from 4.8 percent to 5.6 percent in the past twelve months. Acer and Toshiba jumped from 2.1 and 3.8 percent to 5.2 and 5.3 percent respectively, IDC said.
Worldwide share was also close in spirit to earlier months, with HP leading Dell and Lenovo, Acer, and Toshiba occupying the remaining places in the top five system builders. The most growth was in Asian countries such as China, where Lenovo and other local vendors stood to benefit the most from growth. American sales, in contrast, were said to be sluggish and grew overall by just 7.2 percent.
"A return to double-digit growth in the US market will be difficult to achieve," said IDC's PC division manager David Daoud.