Dell narrowly keeps #1 spot in 2006 as HP closes in

By Justin Mann on
Dell continues to hold the number one spot for sold PCs worldwide, but HP's stellar sales in the last quarter of 2006 helped them narrow the margin to a mere 0.3%. Over the course of 2006, Dell achieved a market share of 16.3%. This represents a growth of 4.4% - which normally would be something for Dell to be happy about However, HP is more than just close behind, they are right at Dell's doorstep, with a market share of 16.0% and growth of 19%. If that trend continues, 2007 could be the year in which mighty Dell is toppled (well, not quite, they are still selling oodles) by equally behemoth HP.

In comparison, the number 3 vendor, Lenovo, came in at about 7% and Acer came in at 5.5% in 4th place. Maybe with HP and Dell at each other's throats it'll give some smaller companies a chance to sneak in.

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