As usual, Gartner today released its data on worldwide sales of personal computers, which have fallen 0.1% since the second quarter of 2011 – or -5.7% (!), If we consider only the American market.
Here is the global table:
Hewlett-Packard (HP) still leads, but has plunged 12.7% and is close to being surpassed by Lenovo, which grew 14.9% in the same period. The difference between them is now only 0.2 percentage point.
Here, the table focused on the United States:
Note that, of the five major manufacturers, only Apple was positive – growing 4.3% year on year. He still has a long way to go to threaten Dell’s second position, but the prospects are good.
It is worth noting that Gartner’s data even considers only PC sales (desktops and laptops – also covering netbooks / ultrabooks), excluding tablets.