Lenovo Becomes World’s Largest PC Maker
This comes as more impressive news for Chinese business, as Lenovo has now become the world’s largest PC supplier, according to IDC and Gartner. Gartner’s report states that the Chinese company surpassed Hewlett-Packard to take its title back in the third quarter of 2012. Back then IDC’s numbers didn’t support that claim though, but now both analyst firms agree that Lenovo is no.1. “According to IDC, Lenovo reached 16.7% global PC market share in 2Q 2013, up from 15.0% in the same period last year. Gartner also has Lenovo at 16.7% share this quarter, up from 14.9% from 2Q 2012.” HP is in close second with between 16.3% -16.4% market share (Gartner, IDC). HP is followed by Dell, Acer and Asus. “The PC market is changing, but it still represents a $200b opportunity. Lenovo can capture more of this opportunity than our competitors because we have built great balance over the last 4 years. (…) PC leadership is just one milestone in a longer journey to become a true leader in the “PC Plus” market, which includes tablets, smart phones, smart TVs and other “smart connected” devices,” said Lenovo’s chairman & CEO Yang Yuanqing. This is a big turnaround from 5-10 years ago, when the PC market was dominated by U.S. brands. Do you think Chinese brands will increase their dominance?
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