“The PC market grew more than expected during the second quarter, thanks to mobile demand, according to research firm Gartner. Global PC shipments rose 14.8% to 48.9 million units from the same quarter last year, eclipsing Gartner’s expectations by two percentage points,” Chris Kraeuter reports for TheStreet.com.

“Globally, Dell expanded its leading market share to 17.9%, up a percentage point from the first quarter and up 1.3 percentage points from the same quarter last year. Hewlett-Packard also expanded its No. 2 market share on above-average growth,” Kraeuter reports. “In the U.S., Apple posted the highest growth rate among its peers as shipments grew 31%, helping it advance to No. 4 domestically from the No. 5 slot. Apple reported blowout financial results last week, but set cautious targets for the current period. Gateway held the No. 3 slot domestically on growth of 26.6%. Its market share rose to 5.7% from 5.3% in the first quarter.”

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“Gartner and IDC report slightly different figures due to the different ways in which the companies record “white-box” shipments, or PCs sold by local distributors or resellers without a well-recognized brand name. These white-box vendors account for a larger share of the market in Gartner’s results,” Tom Krazit reports for IDG News Service “According to IDC, PC vendors shipped a total of 46.6 million units [worldwide] in the second quarter, up from 39.9 million units last year. Gartner’s figures showed a total of 48.9 million PCs shipped during the quarter, up from 42.6 million units last year.”

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