Meanwhile, the industry’s top five PC manufacturer list remained unchanged. With a market share of 19.7% and moving 13 million units, HP matched its sales from last year. Dell saw an 18.7% drop in units sold at 8.8 million PCs; the company now holds about 13.2% of the market. The other three positions were held by Acer, Lenovo and Toshiba with market shares of 11.1%, 6.7% and 5.2%, respectively. In terms of growth among the top five OEMs, Toshiba took the cake with shipments rising by 13.5%.
It’s no secret that netbooks are increasingly popular and their sales are expected to reflect such in 2009. iSuppli is predicting that the mini-notebooks will be attributed with 14% of global laptop sales this year – a 5% improvement over 2008.