The latest report from market research firm IDC confirms Lenovo has retained #1 status in the fourth quarter in PC shipments on a global scale. Lenovo’s market share increased, although recent surveys state #2 HP did narrow the gap between the two companies.
IDC’s report shows Lenovo’s shipments worldwide experienced a substantial 4.9 percent increase in the fourth quarter. This is significant considering it places Lenovo considerably ahead of the overall market, which actually declined 2.4 percent. This excellent report was responsible for a boost in Lenovo’s leading market share from last year’s 18.5 percent to a very respectable 19.9 percent.
In 2013, Lenovo supplanted HP as the #1 maker of PCs. This trend continues with HP in second place and Dell, Acer, and Apple rounding out the top five producers.
The market research firm Gartner substantiates Lenovo’s rise in worldwide shipments in the fourth quarter by 7.5 percent, whereas the overall market only experienced a 1 percent growth. The report from Gartner showed Lenovo’s market share had climbed from 18.3 percent last year to 19.4 percent, while HP rose to 18.8 percent.
According to IDC’s report Lenovo continues to rank fourth in the U.S. market, with a 7.9 percent increase in U.S. shipments in the fourth quarter. This was confirmed in the Gartner report, which also ranked Lenovo as #4 in the U. S. market, but credited the company with a much larger 21.6 percent jump in U.S. sales. The report from Gartner also reported Lenovo’s U.S. share had increased from 9.5 percent to 10.2 percent. Overall, Lenovo received the top market share of 19.1 percent after its 2014 worldwide shipments rose 10.1 percent.
Lenovo is a China-based company with U.S. headquarters in Morrisville, North Carolina, with an employee count of approximately 3,500.