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10-10-12, 06:20 PM
http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Screen-Shot-2012-10-10-at-5.21.29-PM.png For all but a few companies, Gartner's PC sales data looks pretty bleak.
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Gartner has just released (http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2194017) its preliminary worldwide PC sales numbers for the third quarter of 2012, and for most manufacturers the news isn't good: of the companies named, only Lenovo and Asus performed better in this year's Q3 than they did last year's. HP has given up so much market share that Lenovo was able to pass the company to become the largest PC OEM worldwide. This is the first time that Lenovo has taken the worldwide market share crown, and the first time that HP has lost it since the end of 2006.

Gartner blamed a lackluster back-to-school season and a weak consumer PC market for much of the decline, which also affected Dell (down 1.4 million units year-over-year) and Acer (down 1 million units year-over-year) among others. The fallout from HP's corporate troubles (http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/10/hp-ceo-were-screwed-for-the-next-few-years/) is clearly visible: its third-quarter shipments are down nearly three million units compared to the third quarter of 2011, and while most PC makers are doing worse this year than last, none of them suffered such a precipitous drop in sales.

Asus shipped about 670,000 more PCs in Q3 2012 than in Q3 2011, making it the only other listed vendor whose sales are up worldwide since last year.

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