Lenovo holds on to top spot for PC shipments

Jul. 10, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Lenovo held on to its title as the top personal computer maker in the world in the second quarter, according to results from two market research firms.

The company, which has headquarters in Morrisville and in Beijing, was No. 1 in in global personal computer shipments in the quarter according to data from both Gartner Inc. and International Data Corp.

Gartner reported that with nearly 14.52 million shipments in the quarter, the company had 19.2 percent of the global market share. The firm reported that Lenovo’s PC shipments grew by double digits in all regions except the Asia Pacific, although its shipment growth in that region was still faster than the regional rate.

Overall, Gartner reported that worldwide PC shipments were up 0.1 percent year-over-year in the second quarter to 75.8 million. The firm took that as a sign of stabilization in the worldwide PC market, which has seen two years of declining shipments.

“While the worldwide PC market stopped two years of declining shipments in the second quarter, there were mixed results as stabilization in developed markets was offset by a decline in emerging markets,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. “The PC industry in emerging markets has been impacted by the allure of low-cost tablets.”

Comparatively, IDC reported that worldwide PC shipments were down 1.7 percent year-over-year in the quarter to 74.4 million units. IDC said that was the smallest decline since the second quarter of 2012.