Lenovo replaces Hewlett-Packard as 'world's top PC maker'

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 05:20 hrs

China-based tech firm Lenovo has replaced Hewlett-Packard as the world's top PC maker, according to a report.

According to preliminary figures released by research firm Gartner, Lenovo shipped 13.8 million units in the third quarter, compared with HP's 13.55 million.

Another research firm IDC's data, however, placed HP at the top, but it showed the gap between the two was closing, the BBC reports.

According to IDC, HP shipped 13.9 million units, giving it a 15.9 percent share of the global market, compared with Lenovo, which enjoyed a 15.7 percent share with 13.8 million units.

Meanwhile, analysts said that Lenovo has been among the best performing PC makers in recent times and was likely to gain further market share. (ANI)

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