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.