Asustek edges Acer in global PC ven­dor rank­ings: Gart­ner

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Com­puter Inc. ( ) over­took an­other Tai­wanese com­pany Acer Inc. ( ) in the first quar­ter of the year, be­com­ing the fourth big­gest per­sonal com­puter ven­dor in the world, ac­cord­ing to mar­ket in­for­ma­tion ad­vi­sory firm Gart­ner.

In a re­port dated April 9, Gart­ner said that Asustek shipped 5.31 mil­lion PCs in the first quar­ter, ac­count­ing for 7.4 per­cent of the to­tal global ship­ments. Acer, which was pre­vi­ously ranked fourth in the world, shipped 5.18 mil­lion units, 7.2 per­cent of the to­tal world­wide, and thus slipped to 5th place glob­ally, Gart­ner said.

How­ever, the two Tai­wanese com­pa­nies saw a year-on-year decline in first-quar­ter ship­ments, with Asustek’s drop­ping 2.9 per­cent and Acer’s 6.8 per­cent, the Gart­ner re­port showed. In the pre­vi­ous quar­ter, Acer held the 4th place rank­ing glob­ally with ship­ments of 6.79 mil­lion units and an 8.1 per­cent share, while Asustek was in fifth place with ship­ments of 6.26 mil­lion units and a 7.5 per­cent share, Gart­ner said.

Mean­while, In­ter­na­tional Data Corp. (IDC) is­sued a re­port on the same date that con­flicted slightly with Gart­ner’s, as it showed Acer hold­ing a 7.1 per­cent global mar­ket share in the first quar­ter of 2015, and Asustek with a 7 per­cent share.

In the Gart­ner re­port, Len­ovo Group Ltd. ( ) of China re­mained the world big­gest PC ven­dor in the first quar­ter, ship­ping 13.58 mil­lion units, up 5.7 per­cent year-on-year and ac­count­ing for 18.9 per­cent of the world’s to­tal.

U. S.- based Hewlett- Packard Co. (HP) was in sec­ond place with ship­ments of 12.44 mil­lion units, which rose 2.5 per­cent year-onyear and made up 17.3 per­cent of the world’s to­tal, Gart­ner said.

It was fol­lowed by U.S.-based Dell Corp., which took a 12.6 per­cent share of the mar­ket with ship­ments of 9.04 mil­lion units, down 5.1 per­cent year-on-year.

Len­ovo and HP were the only PC ven­dors among the top five to record a year-on-year in­crease in ship­ments in the first quar­ter, ac­cord­ing to Gart­ner.

Its re­port showed that firstquar­ter global PC ship­ments fell 5.2 per­cent from a year ear­lier to 71.73 mil­lion units af­ter a 1 per­cent year-on-year in­cease in the fourth quar­ter of last year.

“The PC in­dus­try re­ceived a boost in 2014 as many com­pa­nies re­placed their PCs due to the end of Win­dows XP sup­port, but that re­place­ment cy­cle faded in the first quar­ter of 2015,” said Gart­ner an­a­lyst Mikako Kita­gawa said in the re­port.

In the IDC rank­ings, Len­ovo, HP and Dell also held the top three po­si­tions in the world PC mar­ket in the first quar­ter.

Ac­cord­ing to IDC, first-quar­ter global PC ship­ments fell 6.7 per­cent year-on-year to 68.49 mil­lion units.

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