The top three PC vendors -- Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Acer -- saw PC shipments fall year over year due to lackluster demand for products. However, fourth-placed Lenovo saw shipments grow by 16.3% due to strong demand for its products in China and a disciplined channel expansion worldwide.
HP shipped 15.2 million PCs, down by 2.8% year over year, but grew its market share to 18.9%. Dell's shipments totaled 10.3 million units, falling by 1.8%, with its market share growing to 12.8%. Acer's shipments dropped by 15.8% to 9.04 million due to slow demand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the company's largest market, and reliance on the slumping netbook market. Lenovo's shipments totaled 8.17 million units.
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