HP Reclaims Title as World’s Top PC Manufacturer

While we don’t usually report on PC news, this latest bit of news from market-research firm Gartner concerning HP Inc. is worth nothing. According to Gartner, HP Inc. hit a significant milestone in its second quarter, reclaiming the top position from Lenovo in the worldwide PC market in the second quarter of 2017.

Gartner also notes that HP Inc. has achieved five consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth. HP’s PC shipments grew in most regions, and it did especially well in the United States, where its shipments “growth far exceeded the regional average.”

Back in April, IDC also reported that HP Inc. took back the top PC spot, but in the first quarter of 2017. The firm noted that was the first time HP had been world PC leader since the first quarter of 2013, after several quarters of inching closer to Lenovo. According to IDC, HP “has focused on building out a deep portfolio and saw a strong quarter in notebooks across all regions.”

In May, HP Inc. reported a breakthrough second quarter, with both it printer and PC revenue up versus the same quarter a year ago, marking the first time both groups’ revenues were up in the same quarter since 2010.

Table 1
Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 2Q17 (Thousands of Units)

Company

2Q17 Shipments

2Q17 Market Share (%)

2Q16 Shipments

2Q16 Market Share (%)

2Q17-2Q16 Growth (%)

HP Inc.

12,690

20.8

12,285

19.2

3.3

Lenovo

12,188

19.9

13,305

20.8

-8.4

Dell

9,557

15.6

9,421

14.7

1.4

Apple

4,236

6.9

4,252

6.7

-0.4

Asus

4,036

6.6

4,501

7.0

-10.3

Acer Group

3,850

6.3

4,402

6.9

-12.5

Others

14,546

23.8

15,710

24.6

-7.4

Total

61,105

100.0

63,876

100.0

-4.3

Notes: Data includes desk-based PCs, notebook PCs and ultra-mobile premiums (such as Microsoft Surface), but not Chromebooks or iPads. All data is estimated based on a preliminary study. Final estimates will be subject to change. The statistics are based on shipments selling into channels. Numbers may not add up to totals shown due to rounding.
Source: Gartner (July 2017).

Lenovo’s global shipments declined 8.4 percent in the second quarter of 2017, according to Gartner after two quarters of growth. Lenovo recorded year-over-year shipment declines in all key regions.

Table 2
Preliminary U.S. PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 2Q17 (Thousands of Units)

Company

2Q17 Shipments

2Q17 Market Share (%)

2Q16 Shipments

2Q16 Market Share (%)

2Q17-2Q16 Growth (%)

HP Inc.

4,270

30.5

4,008

27.0

6.5

Dell

3,874

27.7

3,801

25.6

1.9

Lenovo

1,848

13.2

2,207

14.9

-16.3

Apple

1,649

11.8

1,825

12.3

-9.6

Asus

447

3.2

754

5.1

-40.7

Others

1,921

13.7

2,257

15.2

-14.9

Total

14,009

100.0

14,852

100.0

-5.7

Notes: Data includes desk-based PCs, notebook PCs and ultra-mobile premiums (such as Microsoft Surface), but not Chromebooks or iPads. All data is estimated based on a preliminary study. Final estimates will be subject to change. The statistics are based on shipments selling into channels. Numbers may not add up to totals shown due to rounding.
Source: Gartner (July 2017).

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