A year ago Dell was world's biggest PC maker with a marketshare of 18.2%, but this year it falls back to 15.2%, according to market research from IDC. HP has beaten Dell, they've rosen from a marketshare of 16.5% in Q1 2006 to 19.1% in Q1 2007.
Lenovo and Acer are world's third biggest PC makers, both have a marketshare of 6.7%.
IDC estimates 58 935 000 units were sold in the first quarter of this year, that 10.9% more than last year. This includes desktop PCs, notebooks, ultra portables and x86 servers.
In the U.S. more than 15.96 million PCs were sold during the first quarter. Dell is still the biggest PC shipper in the U.S., but they've dropped sharply from 32.4% in Q1 2006 to 26.8% in Q1 2007. HP rose from 20% to 24.2%, and Gateway is the third largest U.S. PC shipper with a marketshare of 7.2%.