With a market share of 22.5 %, HP retained the highest spot within the international PC market within the fourth quarter of 2017 whilst shipments continued to say no, market analysis agency Gartner mentioned on Friday.
With shipments rising 6.6 %, HP witnessed 12 months-over-12 months (YoY) progress in all areas, together with the difficult US market.
The worldwide PC shipments stood at 71.6 million items within the fourth quarter, which is a two % decline from the fourth quarter of 2016.
“Within the fourth quarter of 2017, there was PC cargo progress in Asia-Pacific, Japan and Latin America. There was solely a reasonable cargo decline in Europe, the Center East and Africa (EMEA),” Mikako Kitagawa, Principal Analyst at Gartner, mentioned in a assertion.
“The US market noticed a steep decline, which offset the widely optimistic ends in different areas,” Kitagawa added.
Hong Kong-based Lenovo grabbed the second spot within the international PC shipments within the fourth quarter of 2017 with a market share of 22 %, adopted by Dell with a market share of 15.2 %.
Lenovo had reasonable progress in EMEA and Asia-Pacific areas, however shipments declined in North America.
Within the third quarter of 2017, HP had 21.eight % market share whereas Lenovo registered 21.four % by way of PC shipments.
PC shipments surpassed 262.5 million items in 2017 which is a 2.eight per cent decline from 2016 and the 13th consecutive quarter of declining shipments.
“The fourth quarter outcomes confirmed once more that PCs are not well-liked vacation present gadgets. This doesn’t imply that PCs will disappear from households,” famous Kitagawa.
“Consumers will search for high quality and performance quite than searching for the bottom value, which can enhance PC common promoting costs (ASPs) and enhance profitability in the long term. Till this level is reached, the market should undergo the shrinking section brought on by fewer PC customers,” Kitgawa added.