Lenovo now tops Hewlett Packard as the world’s largest PC-maker. Hewlett Packard has reigned for the last six years, but Lenovo has challenged the company with new and state-of-the-art strategies.
According to a report by London’s Daily Telegraph:
“Lenovo accounted for 15.7 percent of PC shipments in the third quarter, according to a research firm, Gartner, compared with 15.5 percent for HP. The ascent of Lenovo, which bought IBM’s PC business a decaded ago, shows little sign of slowing. The company is benefiting from strong demand in its domestic market allied to an aggressive pricing strategy.”
Lenovo, based in China, garnered 15. 7 percent of the PC market in the third quarter of this year. HP is a close second with 15.5 percent.
Using “aggressive” pricing, Gartner mentioned that Lenovo has successfully increased its market shares over all regions, despite the fact that in general, PC sales have declined. In fact, for this quarter, 87.5 million PC units were sold, which is 8.3 percent smaller than last year’s third quarter.
Furthermore, Mikako Kitagawa, a Gartner analyst, said:
“Retailers were conservative in placing orders as they responded to weak back-to-school sales. By the end of September, retailers were focused on clearing out inventory in advance of the Windows 8 launch later this month.”
Following Lenovo and Hewlett Packard, Dell comes in at second with 10.5 percent of the PC market share. At fourth place is Acer, at 9.8 percent and Asus, at 7.3 percent. Both Asus and Acer are companies based in Taiwan.