(Yicai Global) July 13 -- Sina.com reported today global PC market shipments have dropped for the 11th straight quarter. Data from Gartner and IDC, market research institutions, shows global PC shipments in the second quarter of this year dropped yet again. HP surpassed Lenovo and became the largest PC manufacturer in the world.
The global PC shipments in the second quarter may drop 4.3 percent year-on-year to 61.1 million sets, hitting the lowest record since 2007, Gartner says. The top six PC manufacturers are HP, Lenovo, Dell, Apple, ASUS and Acer.
IDC estimates that the global PC shipments in the second quarter may drop 3.3 percent year-on-year to 60.5 million sets. The top five PC manufacturers would be HP, Lenovo, Dell, Apple and ASUS.
IDC said last April that the PC shipments of HP have surpassed those of Lenovo in the first quarter. However, based on data from Gartner, Lenovo was slightly in the lead in the first quarter, but was surpassed by HP in the second quarter.