Rise of smartphones resulted in decline in PC sales over last decade. Unsurprisingly, the first quarter of worldwide PC shipments rose just by .6 percent with 60.3 million units. Despite that, HP experienced pretty good first quarter as it went past Lenovo to become world’s top PC maker according to IDC. This is a good news for overall PC shipments as IDC previously predicted a decline of 1.8 percent in shipment.
Back in 2013, Lenovo beat HP to become the world’s top maker and was in the position since then. But, with increased laptop sales figures, HP regained the position and time will tell if the company manages to keep the position in future. HP regained the position largely due to its sales figures in North America where Lenovo saw declined sales number.
According to the survey conducted by IDC, HP’s worldwide PC shipments were 13.1 million units with 21.8 percent market share. On the other hand, Lenovo is holding the second position with 12.3 million units. Dell, Apple and Acer is holding the third, fourth and fifth position respectively with projected growth.
Despite the increased sales figured reported by IDC, the sales might continue to decline in the coming months given that shortage of NAND and DRAM saw price of components rise over the last couple of months and the analyst firm predicts that it will continue to do so in future. As a result, it will be worthwhile to see if the companies can hold or improve their sales figures in the coming months.
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