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Global Computer Sales Up 17 Percent In Quarter: Analysts





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Global Computer Sales Up 17 Percent In Quarter: Analysts


Washington (AFP) Oct 18, 2005
Global computer sales rose at least 17 percent in the past quarter, ahead of most earlier projections, driven by strong demand for mobile PCs and lower prices, two research firms said.
Gartner said late Monday that worldwide personal computer shipments totaled 55 million units in the third quarter, up 17.2 percent from a year ago.

A separate report from International Data Corp. pegged the increase in the third quarter at 17.1 percent to 52.8 million.

"Strong market growth continued to be driven by lower prices and mobility in the third quarter," said Charles Smulders, vice president of Gartner.

"These factors sped up new PC adoption and replacement activities. Overall market growth exceeded expectations, with home demand for mobile being particularly strong."

Dell continued to lead the industry in worldwide PC shipments, Gartner said, with 9.2 million in the third quarter and a 16.8 percent market share.

Hewlett-Packard Co. was second with 8.4 million units shipped and a 15.2 percent market share, Gartner said.

Gartner said however that Dell's growth rate was essentially equal to the worldwide average, rather than significantly above it, reflecting a focus on increasing profitability rather than pursuing market share gains.

Chinese maker Lenovo, which acquired IBM's PC unit, was the number three vendor in both surveys. Gartner showed Lenovo with 7.4 percent market share globally and IDC pegged its share at 7.7 percent.

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