Gartner: Worldwide PC Shipments Grew 1 Percent in Q4 Of 2014, Lenovo Is The Leader In PC Shipments

Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 4Q14 (Thousands of Units)

Company

4Q14 Shipments

4Q14 Market Share (%)

4Q13 Shipments

4Q13 Market Share (%)

4Q14-4Q13 Growth (%)

Lenovo

16,284.8

19.4

15,153.5

18.3

7.5

HP

15,769.6

18.8

13,591.3

16.4

16.0

Dell

10,674.1

12.7

9.810.6

11.8

8.8

Acer Group

6,786.9

8.1

6,083.4

7.3

11.6

ASUS

6,259.8

7.5

6,220.2

7.5

0.6

Others

27,971.5

33.4

32,070.0

38.7

-12.8

Total

83,746.7

100.0

82,929.1

100.0

1.0

Following IDC, Gartner also released their worldwide shipments research results. According to their estimates, worldwide PC shipments totaled 83.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, a 1 percent increase from the fourth quarter of 2013. It clearly contradicts IDC’s results which stated that shipments declined 2% YoY.

“The PC market is quietly stabilizing after the installed base reduction driven by users diversifying their device portfolios. Installed base PC displacement by tablets peaked in 2013 and the first half of 2014. Now that tablets have mostly penetrated some key markets, consumer spending is slowly shifting back to PCs,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner.

“However, there are regional variations. Mostly, mature regions show an ongoing trend of positive growth, but emerging markets remain weak,” Ms. Kitagawa said. “The U.S. showed the highest growth in the fourth quarter of 2014. In EMEA, the Western Europe PC market also showed good consumer sales. Emerging markets, on the other hand, still showed weak PC growth. We attribute this weakness to a strong affinity for smartphones and tablets in those markets, while PCs are a low priority. Even low priced notebooks struggle to succeed, because of the different mobile device usage patterns.”

Coming to PC OEMs, Lenovo still remains the No.1 vendor while HP narrowed the gap with Lenovo in the fourth quarter of 2014.

In the US alone, HP remained the market leader followed by Dell.

Preliminary U.S. PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 4Q14 (Thousands of Units)

Company

4Q14 Shipments

4Q14 Market Share (%)

4Q13 Shipments

4Q13 Market Share (%)

4Q14-4Q13 Growth (%)

HP

5,277.7

29.2

4,182.3

26.1

26.2

Dell

4,086.7

22.6

3,601.8

22.5

13.5

Apple

2,120.0

11.7

1,901.3

11.9

11.5

Lenovo

1,854.7

10.2

1,525.8

9.5

21.6

ASUS

1,231.2

6.8

1,145.8

7.2

7.4

Others

3,527.3

19.5

3,648.8

22.8

-3.3

Total

18,097.5

100.0

16,005.9

100.0

13.1

In the U.S., PC shipments totaled 18.1 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, a 13.1 percent increase from the fourth quarter of 2013.

Find the full report from the link below.

Source: Gartner (January 2015)

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