HP: No. 1 in PC sales
HP edges Dell to take the lead in worldwide PC shipments for the third quarter, says Gartner.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Hewlett-Packard reclaimed the top position in the global PC market in the third quarter, edging out rival Dell, a research firm said Wednesday.
The last time HP held the No. 1 spot was in the fourth quarter of 2003, according to Gartner.
"HP continues to take better advantage of the faster growth segments such as the consumer market. The company's share trajectory reflects its improvements in operational execution and changes in marketing," Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa said in statement.
Overall, worldwide PC shipments rose 7 percent to 59.1 million units during the quarter. In the U.S., however, shipments sank by 2 percent, marking the first decline in the market since the second quarter of 2002.