Lenovo is Now the World's Third Largest PC Manufacturer

According to IHS, Lenovo sold 10.2 million PCs in Q2, up 26 percent from 8.2 million in Q1 and up 23 percent from 8.3 million in Q2 of last year. Acer suffered from channel oversupply and weaker demand and saw its shipments decline by 20 percent year-over year from 11.1 million Q2 2010 to 8.9 million in the second quarter of this year. Acer appears to be especially affected by the decline of the netbook.

Dell came in second with 3.8 percent annual growth to 11.1 million units in Q2, while HP was in the lead with 15.4 million units, up 2.8 percent from last year. Asus was ranked fifth for the first time with 4.6 million shipped PCs.

IHS also mentioned Apple, which sold 3.8 million PCs, up from 3.3 million last year. “Apple’s growth is attributable to its products being highly desirable and continuing to appeal to consumers, despite the weaker consumer demand environment,” said IHS's Matthew Wilkins. “The company’s performance was so strong that Apple now is less than 1 percentage point away from having sufficient market share to enter the Top 5 rankings.” Apple was ranked 7th.

Samsung in position 8 posted the highest growth of any Top-10 PC brand in the second quarter, with its shipments rising by 31.3 percent to 3.1 million units, up from 2.4 million during the same period in 2010.

  • reggieray
    Ah, China. Thank you tree hugger over the top government regulations, ultra high corporate taxes and greedy unions.
    Even Russia is far enough to it's people to have a flat tax of 13%, the US FEDS love a super complex tax code so they can manipulate the serfs.
  • sunflier
    Am I reading that wrong? Is Lenovo the 2nd or 3rd largest PC Maker??

  • roketman
    Lenovo is Now the World's Third Largest PC Manufacturer
    Lenovo has surpassed Acer as the world's second largest PC OEM in the second quarter of this year.

  • wintermint
    Acer lost its ranking as 3rd because of their bad sales. Lenovo took its place.
  • _Pez_
    Is this a tricky article for ppl who's learning English of something?, or why the contradiction ? ^
  • Sashmo99
    Did they mention who is #1?
  • lordstormdragon
    Like most such "articles", there's really no meat here. Show us the stats. We can do our "second" and "third" placements on our own, Doug.
  • JohnnyLucky
    Geez! I didn't even catch it until I read the comments.
  • joshyboy82
    How I interpreted the article:

    1. HP
    2. Dell
    3. Lenovo
    4. Acer
    5. Asus
  • Star72
    It doesn't matter, the PC is "dying". lol