Research firms Gartner and IDC have just released their recent studies [1, 2] regarding the PC market, referring to the first quarter of 2012 [veja os anteriores: 1, 2].
Gartner data shows that Apple maintained the third position among the largest manufacturers in the United States, selling 1.6 million Macs – 3.8% more than in Q1 2011. The number represents 10.6% of the market, an annual growth of 0.8 percentage point.
The leadership continued with HP (29% market share), which sold 4.4 million units, 6.6% more year on year. Dell (22.3%), Acer (9.1%) and Toshiba (8.7%) had lower numbers than in the first quarter of 2011 – however, Acer stole Toshiba’s fourth place in the USA . In all, 15.5 million machines were sold, 3.5% less year on year.
Overall, the scenario has not changed much from the last survey. Apple remains out of Top 5, which presented the following order: HP (17.2%), Lenovo (13.1%), Dell (11%), Acer Group (10.9%) and ASUS (6%). In total, 88.9 million PCs were sold, 1.9% more than the same period in 2011.
Although similar, the IDC data describe a slightly different scenario: Apple maintained its third position in the USA, rising 0.4 percentage points and reaching 10% of market share; it sold 1.6 million Macs, 5.1% more than in Q1 2011. HP maintained the leadership, with 28%, followed by Dell (21.7%). Here, Toshiba remains in fourth position, with 8.1% of the market, while Acer grabbed 7.8% – with the exception of Apple and HP, they all lost market share. In all, 16.5 million computers were sold, 1% more than in Q1 2011.
The world table presented the following order: HP (18%), Lenovo (13.4%), Dell (11.6%), Acer Group (9.9%) and ASUS (6%). 87.1 million machines were sold, 2.3% more year on year.