Improvements were driven by a PC refresh in the professional market from both the XP effect, and a general increase in professional spending.
HP retained the top vendor position in the EMEA market, and its shipments grew 15.3 percent in the first quarter of 2014.
But Lenovo has now had seven consecutive quarters of strong growth, which helped it cement the number two spot in EMEA with 36 per cent growth in the first quarter of 2014.
It also saw its presence in the consumer PC market increase. Asus performed well and currently leads the hybrid market.
In Asia/Pacific, PC shipments reached 24.9 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a 10.8 percent decline from the first quarter of 2013.
Pressure on traditional notebooks continued as the install base transitioned to alternative devices and replaced only on an as-needed basis.
New hybrid models with lower price points were available, but demand remained slow as buyers evaluated usage scenarios and application availability amid a market with many other options.
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