The latest IDC report and Gartner have revealed the market share of PC makers such as Lenovo, HP, Dell, Acer and Apple during the second quarter of 2019.
Gartner said the worldwide PC market grew 1.5 percent to 63 million units in the second quarter of 2019.
“Worldwide PC shipments growth was driven by demand from the Windows 10 refresh in the business market in the second quarter of 2019. Desktop PC growth was strong, which offset a decline in mobile PC shipments,” said Mikako Kitagawa, senior principal analyst at Gartner.
IDC said the global PC market — desktops, notebooks, and workstations — rose 4.7 percent to 64.9 million units in the second quarter of 2019.
“Supply for Intel’s processors improved during the quarter, allowing PC vendors to fulfill old orders while also shipping a healthy supply of new PCs into the channels,” said Jitesh Ubrani, research manager for IDC’s Mobile Device Trackers.
Lenovo has moved into the top position, capturing 25 percent of the market with more than 16.2 million units shipped.
The company has won some large commercial bids, such as the ELCOT project in India, which helped drive shipments.
HP ranked second with 3.2 percent growth. EMEA, the United States, and Japan were the company’s strongest performing markets as HP experienced positive growth in each region.
Dell Technologies maintained the third position with 3.1 percent growth. Desktops proved to be Dell’s strong suit as the company managed to raise its share in the desktop market by 1 percentage point.
Acer was one of the few companies that saw a decline this quarter despite having shipped additional units ahead of potential tariffs.
Apple, the fifth largest PC maker, shipped nearly 4.1 million units. Apple managed to move additional units into the channels to fend off potential tariffs.
Lenovo retained the top spot with the fastest year-over-year growth and the largest share gain among the top vendors. Lenovo experienced double-digit shipment growth in all key regions except Latin America, where the overall PC market declined.
HP’s PC shipments increased 2.6 percent. Strong business PC demand boosted HP’s growth across all key regions and offset weaker mobile PC shipments.
Dell recorded its sixth consecutive quarter of PC shipment growth. Dell’s growth trend has been the most consistent out of the top vendors over the past three years, driven by its clear focus on where the company invests.