Two researchs firms released data of worldwide PC shipments this week. Researchers from IDC predict that 58.8 million systems were shipped in the second quarter of this year, which is 12.5% more than in the same period last year.
Gartner on the other hand says 61.1 million PCs were shipped in the second quarter, which is 11.7% more than last year according to their data.
One of the strongest PC markets was Eastern Asia, without Japan, were sales were up by more than 20%. IDC also reports laptops grew about 50%. PC shipments in the U.S. increased by 7.2% according to IDC, and 5.9% according to Gartner. In the U.S. researchers saw that demand is further shifting from desktop PCs to notebooks.
According to Gartner the biggest PC maker in the world is still HP. Gartner says HP has a 18.2% global market share, while Dell remains on the second spot with 16.1. IDC says HP has 19.3% and Dell 15%.
In the U.S. Dell is still number one, but HP only lacks behind with about 2-4%.