Apple Widens Its Lead Over Lenovo In The U.S., And Four Other Takeaways From Gartner's Q4 PC Report

Fourth-Quarter Global Results

HP Inc. also maintained its No. 1 position in the global PC market during the fourth quarter, with a 22.5 percent share, according to Gartner. That's up from 20.7 percent a year earlier, and the results were buoyed by 6.6 percent growth in global PC shipments -- far exceeding the shipment growth of the other major PC vendors. Lenovo came in at No. 2, with 22 percent market share, though shipments fell 0.7 percent during the quarter. Dell and Apple both saw small gains in global PC shipments and market share during the fourth quarter, with Dell capturing 15.2 percent of the market and Apple at 7.6 percent.

During the fourth quarter, Gartner reported that PC shipments fell 2 percent globally.

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