OEM Sales Numbers Get Released, Good News for Mobile PC Sales

Gotta love the ebb and flow of OEMs and overall sales positions. IDC is reporting that the overall PC market in the U.S. has grown by 7.2%, mostly due to notebook sales. This bodes well for continued Tablet PC and UMPC growth, as more and more folks are making choices to buy mobile pc’s over desktop pc’s.

In the United States, the overall PC market increased by 7.2%, mostly because of strong notebook sales. Dell led the U.S. market with a 28.4% share, followed by HP, 23.6%. Toshiba was No. 4 with 5.3% and Acer No. 5 with 5.2%.

What is also interesting are the second quarter sales figures, and who is making some headway:

Apple in the second quarter was apparently the third-largest PC maker in the United States in terms of shipments, tying Gateway, market researchers IDC said Thursday.

Apple’s third-place crown was not final, given that Apple does not release sales numbers for the Mac until it releases earnings. “Apple, of all the PC vendors, hasn’t shared estimates, so it’s our best guest without the numbers,” IDC analyst David Daoud said in an interview.

Apple didn’t make the top five in worldwide PC shipments, but in its home turf in the United States, the company boosted Mac sales year over year by 26.2% to 960,000 units, IDC estimates. Apple’s share of the U.S. market rose to 5.6% from 4.8%, or 760,000 units, a year ago.

…..Worldwide PC shipments  increased 12.5% in the second quarter year over year to 58.8 million units, according to IDC. Hewlett-Packard(HP) continued to lead, increasing shipments by 35.5% to take a 19.3% share of the market. Dell remained firmly in second place with a 16.1% share, but shipped 4.9% fewer units.

While HP showed strong growth in the United States, and even stronger growth overseas, Dell suffered declines as it continued to reorganize its business to adapt to changing market conditions. “Dell is going through a major transition, so you would expect them to go through a difficult time before there’s recovery,” Daoud said.

Thanks for the link, Lora.

Tags: Mobile+PC