Lenovo reclaims third spot in PC rankings

By on September 7, 2007, 12:28 PM
Lenovo climbed back to the third spot in the global PC market in the second quarter, achieving 22.9 percent growth in the three months to June, the largest increase among the top 10 PC suppliers according to the latest data from research firm iSuppli. By comparison, Acer unit shipments fell by 10,000 for the first time in several quarters.

Lenovo’s accomplishment was described as “remarkable”, given that overall shipments declined 1.7 percent during the period. But iSuppli predicts Lenovo won’t last for long in the No. 3 spot, as Acer’s planned acquisitions of Europe’s Packard Bell and North America’s Gateway should help the company to gain approximately 2.5 percentage points of market share.

Following a period of market share losses, Dell finally posted a 5.6% sequential increase in shipments. Although still down by 5 percent compared to the second quarter of 2006, the company managed to take back 1.1% of global market share. Meanwhile, HP held on to the top spot as it increased market share from 17.2 to 18.3 per cent quarter-on-quarter. You can read the full press release at our forum.

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phantasm66 said:
The R61 and T61 were both very good offerings, which went some way to undoing fears that the move to China would mean lowered standards. People buy Thinkpads (at an extra price) for the build quality - the latest offerings from Lenovo go some way to reassuring us that the spirit of the Thinkpad is not lost.
PanicX said:
So true. I usually recommend Thinkpads to my clients to help most problems associated with data loss from laptops. If you're thinking about getting a Thinkpad, be sure that your model comes with the "Roll Cage" and "Active Protection System". Both those options have saved several of my clients hard drives after falls and bumps.
phantasm66 said:
My new Dell Vostro has the rollcage, and has a build quality that is "approaching" the Thinkpad - but it's not the equal of it by any means.If you are a frequent telecommuter, who really DOES have to take your laptop around with you everywhere, you need to think Thinkpad first.The Vostro is a powerhouse - its making mincemeat of UT2004 and Doom III - but I can't see myself lugging it around any airports in the near future.If I was a travelling business user, I'd take a four year old T series Thinkpad over this Vostro beast any day.[Edited by phantasm66 on 2007-09-09 03:12:20]
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