As expected, IDC also publishes its updated research on the worldwide PC market

As expected, IDC also publishes its updated research on the worldwide PC market

As Gartner did a few hours ago, IDC also published on Wednesday its updated research on the world PC market and the numbers are not very different.

Apple grew 18% in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011, maintaining the third position ahead of Toshiba (see the previous quarter's survey here). It totaled more than 2 million Macs shipped in the period.


PC IDC in 2011


As you can see, once again Apple was the only one among the top five manufacturers to be positive. Overall, the industry average was -6.71% over the same period in 2010.

Unlike Gartner, IDC also published a general US table for 2011:


PC IDC in 2011


Apple managed to close the year in third place, with a growth of 16.41%.

In the worldwide IDC table, the five largest manufacturers today are: HP (16.31%), Lenovo (14.04%), Dell (12.91%), Acer (10.56%) and ASUS (6.73 %). In the accounting for the whole year of 2011, the positions are the same only the market shares that vary slightly: HP (17.69%), Lenovo (12.49%), Dell (12.57%), Acer ( 10.55%) and ASUS (5.89%).

According to IDC, a total of 352.4 million computers were shipped last year1.6% more than in 2010.

(via Electronist)