HP rises again to be the world’s top PC maker as Lenovo slips



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Lenovo has surpassed HP as the world’s top PC maker in terms of shipments in 2013. However, there are good news for HP, which edged Lenovo to regain the title of world top’s PC maker, according to IDC.

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 60.3 million units in the first quarter of 2017, growing by just 0.6 percent compared to the same quarter the previous year.

IDC previously forecast a decline of 1.8 percent in PC shipments, so the positive growth was a sign the PC market is recovering. Quarterly PC shipments reported positive growth for the first time since the first quarter of 2012. 

Lenovo previously beat HP for the title of the world’s top maker in 2013 and has mostly held the position since then. HP regained the top spot this quarter boosted by strong laptop shipments worldwide. Now the question remains if it can hold the spot.

According to IDC, HP’s worldwide shipments totaled 13.1 million units, growing by 13.1 percent year-over-year, for a 21.8 percent market share. Lenovo’s shipments totaled 12.3 million, growing by just 1.7 percent. 

In third place was Dell; its shipments went up by 6.2 percent to 9.6 million. Fourth-placed Apple’s shipments grew by 4.1 percent to 4.2 million. In close fifth was Acer, with shipments totaling 4.1 million.

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