HP happy for gains in market share over Dell

By Justin Mann on May 12, 2006, 3:53 PM
HP is quite happy with some recent numbers, claiming that they are chipping away at Dell, as Dell faces losses in market share while HP is rising. Dell currently has 29.8% overall share for large businesses, while HP has risen to 18.5%, showing that HP's recent changes in policies may be for the better. While that is probably a lot of market talk, as far as contendors go in enterprise-level distributions, HP is Dell's biggest threat, and the more competition they have with each other, the better. HP has a distinct advantage over Dell in that they supply both AMD and Intel workstations and servers, which Dell has yet to do. This may make even HP a better fit in times to come.

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nathanskywalker said:
That sucks. What more can Dell do? HP, well....sucks. I've seen a few of hp's machines, and they are hardly "state of the art". Dell has them by a lightyear.
PanicX said:
Are you serious? Dell still hasn't officially adopted any AMD processor platforms. HP was the first company to bring Dual Core opteron servers to market. Not to mention that they're the only company with DEC-Alpha processor servers. They had the iPaq handheld PC line years before Dell started Axim. They also currently support all the new Intel processors and the new Intel VIIV media center concepts.The only thing Dell really tries to push ahead of HP in is a "Gamer" line of products. But who could blame a company for not producing a $10,000 enthusiast PC?
Julio said:
For the average PC user, workstation and server market either brand is good. I can't talk about support (a major driver) since I don't have much experience in that aspect with either company.Overall I would say Dell is slightly overrated, especially when it comes to so-called product quality. They certainly have the best and most straightforward distribution model which is a huge advantage, all others simply try to replicate that.For the average enthusiast, a DIY PC will always be better. And laptops... well, that can vary from model to model, and configuration to configuration.
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