Dell Regains No. 2 Spot in PC Market Share

Desktop PC sales may be on the decline thanks to the surge in sales of mobile devices, but PCs are still the primary computer for a significant number of enterprise users and hundreds of millions overall including consumers. In the second quarter alone, market research firm iSuppli estimated that PC shipments on a global basis rose to 82.5 million units.

PCs are also a key product for major IT suppliers. As Hardware Central reports, HP maintained its lead as the top supplier of PCs worldwide, according to the latest iSuppli report. In the second quarter both Acer and Dell saw a big uptick in sales versus the same quarter a year ago, but Dell saw the bigger gain, regaining the number two position it lost to Acer last year.

Last year, Round Rock, Texas-based computer maker Dell lost its long-standing No. 2 spot in the global PC market to rising star Acer, based in Taiwan.

But Acer hasn’t stayed there. Despite the global PC market’s 1.1 percent sequential increase in unit shipments in the second quarter, Acer saw its shipments drop by 6.2 percent, according to market research firm iSuppli. Acer’s fall puts Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) back in its customary spot behind market leader HP (NYSE: HPQ), which iSuppli said has now spent its 16th consecutive quarter as the world’s No. 1 PC brand, with 18.1 percent market share.

Read the full article at Hardware Central:

Dell Retakes No. 2 Spot in Global PC Market from Acer

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