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HP Leading PC Shipper: iSuppli

3/05/2008 02:55:00 PM Eastern

El Segundo, Calif. — Hewlett-Packard’s PC sales grew substantially in the fourth quarter of 2007, giving the company 19.1 percent share of the market, according to iSuppli.

Overall, iSuppli had the PC industry shipping 76.1 million units during the fourth quarter worldwide, up 14.2 percent from the same period the prior year. For the year, 268.4 million shipped, for a 12.4 percent increase over the year before.

HP shipped 14.7 million computers worldwide during the fourth quarter, a 25 percent increase year-over-year, iSuppli reported. For the year, HP pushed out 49.5 million units, a 29.7 percent increase, giving it 18.5 percent of the market.

Dell remained in second place, posting a healthy fourth-quarter shipment of 11.3 million units, 17.4 percent higher than the previous fourth quarter. This gave the company 14.9 percent of the market. However, the fourth-quarter numbers were unable to offset a generally flat year that saw Dell grow its unit shipments only 1.7 percent to 39.7 million worldwide for 14.8 percent of the market.

For the year and fourth quarter, iSuppli had Acer, Lenovo and Toshiba filling out the remainder of its top five shippers list.

While Apple was not one of the top five, iSuppli reported it did very well during the fourth quarter. It shipped 2.9 million units, up 39 percent, for 2.9 percent of the market.







Table 1: Preliminary Q4 2007 Worldwide PC Shipment Ranking (Shipments in Thousands of Units)
Ranking Company Q4 2007 Shipments Q4 2006 Shipments Q4 2007 Market Share Year to Year Growth
1 Hewlett-Packard       14,567       11,606 19.1% 25.5%
2 Dell       11,320         9,642 14.9% 17.4%
3 Acer*         7,220         5,777 9.5% 25.0%
4 Lenovo         5,760         4,750 7.6% 21.3%
5 Toshiba         3,070         2,450 4.0% 25.3%
6 Apple         2,197         1,577 2.9% 39.3%
   
  Others       32,038       30,896 42.1% 3.7%
   
  Total       76,172       66,698 100.0% 14.2%
           
Source: iSuppli Corp. March 2008
*Acer shipments (Q4 2007 and historical) incorporate those from Gateway


Table 2: Preliminary 2007 Worldwide PC Shipment Ranking (Shipments in Thousands of Units)
Ranking Company 2007 Shipments 2006 Shipments 2007 Market Share Year to Year Growth
1 Hewlett-Packard       49,571       38,222 18.5% 29.7%
2 Dell       39,690       39,009 14.8% 1.7%
3 Acer*       24,361       18,308 9.1% 33.1%
4 Lenovo       20,108       16,597 7.5% 21.2%
5 Toshiba       11,140         9,091 4.2% 22.5%
   
  Others     123,502     117,484 46.0% 5.1%
   
  Total     268,371     238,711 100.0% 12.4%
           
Source: iSuppli Corp. March 2008
*Acer shipments (Q4 2007 and historical) incorporate those from Gateway

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