HP rises again to be the world's top PC maker as Lenovo slips
From InfoWorld: It was another tough quarter for PC shipments, but there was good news for HP, which edged Lenovo to regain the title of world top's PC maker, according to IDC.
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 60.3 million units in the first quarter of 2017, growing by just 0.6 percent compared to the same quarter the previous year.
IDC previously forecast a decline of 1.8 percent in PC shipments, so the positive growth was a sign the PC market is recovering. Quarterly PC shipments reported positive growth for the first time since the first quarter of 2012.
Lenovo previously beat HP for the title of the world's top maker in 2013 and has mostly held the position since then. HP regained the top spot this quarter boosted by strong laptop shipments worldwide. Now the question remains if HP can hold the spot.
A separate survey released by Gartner put Lenovo as the world's top PC maker. The numbers of IDC and Gartner don't match as the two firms measure PC shipments in different ways. For example, Gartner does not account for Chromebook shipments in its survey.
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