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The economy could be doing better these days, but you wouldn't necessarily know it from looking at the PC market. According to new numbers published by market research firm iSuppli, global PC shipments rose "in accordance with normal seasonal patterns" in the first quarter of this year. Shipments totaled 69.9 million for the first quarter, a 12.1% rise over the 62.4-million figure from Q1 2007.

iSuppli's Matthew Wilkins comments that the first quarter was "better than hoped for," and he attributes the growth to "continued strong demand growth for mobile PCs." In terms of who got the most shipments, HP led the pack again with an 18.9% slice of the pie in the first quarter, compared to 15.4% for Dell, 9.7% for Acer, 6.9% for Lenovo, and 4.4% for Toshiba. One year before, those same companies had respective market shares of 17.2%, 14.4%, 9.8%, 6.4%, and 4.1%. HP had the fastest growth in shipments (23.3% from Q1'07 to Q1'08), while Acer had the slowest ("only" 10.5%).

Looking ahead, Wilkins says he expects global PC shipments to grow "in the range of 10 to 11 percent" this year. He points out, "Exciting new developments in the area of low-cost PCs will help stimulate PC demand, along with bringing them to a wider audience."
Good to know that computers are doing better than the general economy! Long live computers!
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i love hoe HP sells the most computers, but 80% of the computers that come in to my shop for repairs are dells. especially hardware repairs.
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I would actually rather it was the other way around lol.
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i love hoe HP sells the most computers, but 80% of the computers that come in to my shop for repairs are dells. especially hardware repairs.
That's because only recently has HP become the #1 seller or PCs in the market. Back a few years ago Dell was the undisputed leader and sold quite a bit more than HP, Toshiba, IBM etc.

Most computers won't fail within a year or two, but rather after 3-4 years based on my experience as a PC Tech. Wait another 2 years and I guarantee you'll have more HP than Dell in your shop.

Law of averages prevails again.
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i love hoe HP sells the most computers, but 80% of the computers that come in to my shop for repairs are dells. especially hardware repairs.
Yea Dell typically uses inferior hardware compared to HPs...
Our economy isn't as bad as the media is reporting, however the gas prices are killing certain markets....
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Yea Dell typically uses inferior hardware compared to HPs...
Our economy isn't as bad as the media is reporting, however the gas prices are killing certain markets....
markets.. Such as retail stores, food prices, ect ect.

Which is basically what our economy thrives on.. Food and items >_>..
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Our economy isn't as bad as the media is reporting, however the gas prices are killing certain markets....
I'm glad to hear someone else say that. They just jump all over it to get people's attention and ratings.
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Gee, I wonder who's buying all the computers....
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Gee, I wonder who's buying all the computers....
me! I'm making a folding farm
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