Lenovo climbs PC rankings
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.