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Acer's shipment decline for the quarter was wider than the overall market as the company's sales of Ultrabooks, light notebooks that mimic Apple's MacBook Air, failed to meet expectations. The release of Windows 8 this month may not be enough to spur sales growth in the coming quarter.
Global computer shipments will climb less than previously forecast this year amid a weak economy and as buyers await new models, research firms IDC and iSupply say.
Apple's market share climbed to 69.6 percent in the quarter from 58.1 percent in the previous three-month period, according to a report Tuesday from IHS iSuppli
The "preliminary numbers demonstrate that more and more customers recognize the value of Lenovo products and trust the Lenovo brand," a spokesperson says. "While challenges remain in the PC market, Lenovo has continued to achieve balanced results worldwide, and believes that there is room for profitable growth in this industry. "
Lenovo is just .2 of a percentage point behind HP in global PC market share after a 15 percent surge in growth in the second quarter, a research firm says. Another company also shows Lenovo less than a percentage point behind.
Lenovo is not the world's No. 2 PC maker when "pads" or tablets such as the iPad are counted, says research firm Canalys. HP is No. 1 overall with Apple second, but Lenovo's sales continue to surge.
HP is in the midst of a turnaround effort under a new chief, former eBay Inc. CEO Meg Whitman. Her predecessor, Leo Apotheker, wanted to sell or spin off the PC business, a plan that contributed to his ouster in September after 11 months on the job. Whitman decided a month later to keep the unit, despite the growing competitive challenge the PC industry faces from smartphones and tablet computers.
Lenovo's shipments climb 28 percent and 44 percent over last year, based on statistics from two research firms. HP remains the leader in market share over Lenovo.
Gartner forecasts a 4.4 percent growth in PC sales this year with competition from tablets and smartphones increasing.
New laptop models will run on Google-designed software, run its Chrome browser. Acer is world's No. 3 PC maker, just ahead of Lenovo.
Reports from research firms IDC and Gartner show that the world's No. 4 PC maker increased shipments sharply while the top three firms decreased. As Lenovo embraces tablets, smart phones and a new marketing plan, are better days ahead?
Global personal computer sales delince in first quarter, two research firms report.
Sales of iPads are affecting global PC sales, but Lenovo still grows 37.3 percent for the year and strengthens its hold on the No. 4 position in global sales behind HP, Acer and Dell.
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