Lenovo Knocks off Dell, Takes #2 Spot in Worldwide PC Sales Josh Smith10/13/2011 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%.Advertisement 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 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.Advertisement 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.”Advertisement 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 MarketAdvertisement Share 3Q10 Shipments Market Share 3Q11/3Q10 Growth 1 HP 5,284Advertisement 28.6% 4,591Advertisement 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.