Worldwide PC Shipments up 15.5% in 4Q07

According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker, PC shipments grew by 15.5% in the fourth quarter of 2007, compared to the 20% growth in 3Q07, driven by the back-to-school rush. Nevertheless, shipments outpaced growth in the prior five quarters. If it's the quarterly results you're more interested in, please refer to the chart below. In terms of all of 2007, however, total shipments reached 269.0 million units with a total growth of 14.3%. HP took the top spot with a volume of over 50.5 million, while Dell trailed in second with 40.0 million. Acer moved into third with 21.2 million units, excluding Gateway's business for the first three quarters and 24.6 million including Gateway. Lenovo was only a tad behind with 20.2 million.

"Fourth quarter results show a very healthy PC market. There is a lot happening with vendors repositioning their channels and going after new markets while falling prices and portable adoption continue to drive volume. Despite fourth quarter strength, projections for the next couple years anticipate slower growth. Rising concerns about economic growth are likely to reduce expectations further, although we're still likely to see double digit growth through 2008 and probably 2009," said Loren Loverde, director of IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.

Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide PC Shipments are in the Thousands


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Next Quarter Acer will have a - with the quality of their products. Have you seen their products? All you have to do is breath on the keyboard and it disintegrates in front of you.

Mikee4fun said,
Next Quarter Acer will have a - with the quality of their products. Have you seen their products? All you have to do is breath on the keyboard and it disintegrates in front of you. :D

lol

What I want to know is how many people buy Macs to put windows on. Apple's machines are beauties, and if it runs Windows, I'm good.

There's a reason Apple only use their own numbers and don't show how much it has gained on PC's

simple fact is Macs are mostly sold to existing mac owners, and while there are more people buying macs, this numbers is matched by an equal percentage of people buying their first Windows computer.

Though Mac's did sell more relative to last years, than non Mac PC's did, wich is good for Apple.

HawkMan said,
There's a reason Apple only use their own numbers and don't show how much it has gained on PC's

Though Mac's did sell more relative to last years, than non Mac PC's did, wich is good for Apple.


True, but sadly they are still slowly branching out to people who need to feel a sense of belonging and losers.