The worldwide PC market in the first quarter of 2012 grew only slightly by 1.9 percent over the same period last year. For this result, the market research firm Gartner is created in its quarterly survey.
The reason for the weak performance, the analysts in the still tense situation on the hard drive market. After the tsunami in Thailand and the resulting loss of production went from drive manufacturers and suppliers have the high prices and sporadic shortages from January to March also had an impact.
By continuing trend can be said that the consideration of the individual manufacturers. First place is still HP’s market share could easily be expanded to 17.2 percent. But now ranks behind the first time Lenovo. The Chinese company increased its sales by more than 28 percent and pass so grateful to the simultaneous weakness of Dell and Acer at this. Asus has also noticeably down, deliveries rose by just over a fifth.
Worldwide PC shipments in the first Quarter of 2012
Deliveries Q1 2011 Deliveries Q1 2012 Changes Q1 2012 market share
HP 14,785,739 15,350,413 3.5% 17.2%
Lenovo 9075667 11.62951 million 28.1% 13.1%
Dell 9984358 9826121 -1.6% 10.9%
Acer 10,660,254 9684524 -9.2% 10.9%
Asus 4420328 5361994 21.3% 6.0%
Other 38,357,841 37,171,419 -3.1% 43.9%
Overall 87,284,188 88,978,981 1.9% 100.0%
Has significant differences in development but it may in each region, according to Gartner. In the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) could be delivered with 28.2 million units 6.7 percent more. Considerably smaller, however, the growth in the Asia-Pacific region and Japan is down. In the former, deliveries amounted to 30.3 million PCs (plus 2.0 percent), in the latter to 4.4 million (up 11.5 percent). With nine million copies, sales volumes fell in South America from about twice as high as in Japan, the increase is 3.2 percent. A negative contrast was identified in North America. There, the number of systems delivered by the manufacturers went up 3.5 percent to 15.5 million.
A significant boost in the coming months, the industry hopes to Gartner’s opinion of Intel’s Ivy Bridge generation and the introduction of Windows 8 How big is the growth failure but actually, not yet revealed, however, the market researchers.