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Lenovo Knocks off Dell, Takes #2 Spot in Worldwide PC Sales

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Lenovo surprised everyone by knocking Dell out of the number two spot for worldwide PC sales last quarter.

The jump was no small feat for Lenovo, which focused on delivering a a range of consumer and business notebooks. To take the number two position away from Dell, Lenovo drove a 36.1% growth over the 3rd quarter of 2010. By comparison Dell dropped 1.6%.

HP remains at the number one position worldwide, but has only experienced a 5.3% growth over the same period. HP faces issues with consumer and business confidence because the company has gone back and forth on selling the PC part of the company.

Yuanqing Yang, Lenovo’s CEO shard the following statement regarding the company’s growth.

Lenovo LogoLenovo has captured incredible marketplace momentum to surpass two competitors to capture the #2 spot in worldwide PCs over the span of just two quarters.  This is the highest rank Lenovo has achieved in worldwide PC sales and, given the current competitive environment, positions the company as a strong challenger to ultimately become the global market leader.

We are growing in the enterprise and the consumer space – and our customers know we are fully committed to the PC market for the long term.  At the same time, we will continue to invest in innovative products that will help drive the convergence of technologies and services across all four screens – smart phones, tablets, PCs and smart TV.  We must deliver a great user experience across all platforms to achieve our goal and become the leading personal technology company in the world. I believe we have the products, the team, the strategy and the momentum to achieve this long-term aspiration.”

In the U.S. only stats, Lenovo trails HP, Dell, Apple and Toshiba, but shows strong growth. Below are the top 5 Vendors in the U.S. for the third quarter of 2011.

Rank

Vendor

3Q11

Shipments

Market

Share

3Q10

Shipments

Market

Share

3Q11/3Q10

Growth

1

HP

5,284

28.6%

4,591

24.9%

15.1%

2

Dell

4,050

21.9%

4,352

23.6%

-7.0%

3

Apple

2,086

11.3%

1,927

10.5%

8.3%

4

Toshiba

1,485

8.0%

1,589

8.6%

-6.5%

5

Lenovo

1,252

6.8%

1,026

5.6%

22.0%

Others

4,298

23.3%

4,951

26.9%

-13.2%

All Vendors

18,455

100.0%

18,436

100.0%

0.1%

The shipments are in thousands.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

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