Round Rock, Texas – In another sign of reinvigorated PC demand, Dell said this week that it continued to see growth in its client solutions (PC) business during the third calendar quarter of 2014, registering its seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year gains in global share while outpacing its top two U.S. competitors combined.
The computer manufacturer cited International Data Corporation (IDC) figures showing U.S. shipments of Dell PCs grew 19.7 percent during the third calendar quarter of 2014, compared to industry growth of 4.3 percent.
The announcement comes on the heels of market analysis reports showing that the decline in PC sales was slower than expectations globally while actually showing growth in the U.S. as tablet sales have slowed.
Dell said its calendar third-quarter shipments resulted in a 3.1 percent year-over-year share gain and 24 percent share in the U.S.
“Our strong notebook performance in the U.S. and accompanying overall worldwide growth reflects the continued momentum we are seeing in the business and shows we’re providing the most secure, manageable and reliable products and solutions that our customers value,” said Jeff Clarke, Dell’s vice chairman, operations, and president, client solutions. “And we have no intention of slowing down. You can expect us to maintain our strategy of investing in the PC business, with more additions to our portfolio to be announced next week at Dell World.”
Dell attributed the successes to significantly expanding its portfolio of thin clients, notebooks, desktops, workstations and monitors for commercial and consumer customers this year.
The company also cited strong approvals for its ProSupport.
On a worldwide basis in the third quarter, Dell grew its PC shipments by nearly 10 percent year over year according to IDC, while shipping almost 10.5 million PC units.
“Our superior end-to-end product portfolio is the strongest and most comprehensive we’ve ever offered. When combined with our efficient direct business model and expanding channel relationships, we continue to fuel the exceptional growth in our global PC business and leading share gains in the U.S.,” stated Clarke.
Among some of its innovations and successes in the past months were: the delivery of Latitude 13 7000 Series 2-in-1s; the introduction of the Dell UltraSharp 27 “beyond Ultra HD” 5K monitor with 5120-by-2880 resolution, and Michael Dell’s personally-delivered introduction at the September Intel Developers’ Conference of “the world’s thinnest tablet” (6mm) based on a 2560-by-1600 OLED display.