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Lenovo climbs PC rankings

19 Oct 2011

Lenovo, the Chinese company that purchased IBM back in 2005, has become the second-largest PC manufacturer in the world by shipments, leapfrogging Dell in the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.

Lenovo’s 12,579 shipments in the September quarter equated to a 13.7% share of the market, and a huge 36.1% improvement on the same period in 2010.

In contrast, Dell shipped 11,007 PCs, representing a 12% share of the market, and a 1.6% drop year-on-year.

HP remains in the lead, at 16,652 units, or 18.1% of the market.

Lenovo’s growth is remarkable given that most consider the PCs a somewhat stagnant sector compared with smartphones and tablets.

Lenovo CEO, Yuanqing Yang, says the company is well-positioned to become the global market leader.