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Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 8 Percent In Third Quarter Of 2012 As The Market Prepares For The Launch Of Windows 8

Table 2 Preliminary U.S. PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 3Q12 (Units)


3Q12 Shipments


3Q12 Market Share (%)


3Q11 Shipments


3Q11 Market Share (%)


3Q12-3Q11 Growth (%)

HP                   4,141,926               27.0               5,129,338               28.9               -19.3
Dell 3,270,705 21.4 3,886,864 21.9 -15.9
Apple 2,078,900 13.6 2,213,826 12.5 -6.1
Lenovo 1,357,882 8.9 1,279,884 7.2 6.1
Acer Group 989,725 6.5 1,378,768 7.8 -28.2
Toshiba 989,600 6.5 1,486,100 8.4 -33.4
Others 2,488,799 16.2 2,390,157 13.5 4.1
Total                   15,317,537               100.0               17,764,937               100.0               -13.8

Note: Data includes desk-based PCs and mobile PCs, including mini-notebooks but not media tablets such as the iPad.Source: Gartner (October 2012)

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