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Lenovo Tops in Global PC Shipments in First Quarter of 2019

The company recorded a small increase in shipments in EMEA, but witnessed a decline in all other regions

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Lenovo dominated India's tablet market in Q3 2018.

Lenovo topped global PC shipments in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 with a market share of 22.5 per cent, despite recording a decline of 4.6 per cent from the first quarter of 2018, said a report by Gartner Inc. on Thursday.

Lenovo remained in the top spot in Q1 2019 with the largest year-on-year (YoY) growth among the top vendors. The company benefitted from the inclusion of Fujitsu’s shipments from its 2018 joint venture.

Its shipments increased in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Japan, where Fujitsu had a larger presence.

“We saw the start of a rebound in PC shipments in mid-2018, but anticipation of a disruption by CPU shortages impacted all PC markets as vendors allocated to the higher-margin business and Chromebook segment,” said Mikako Kitagawa, Senior Principal Analyst at Gartner.

Lenovo, HP Inc. and Dell were the top three vendors with 61.5 per cent of global PC shipments in Q1 2019 against 56.9 per cent shipments in Q1 2018. All three continued to gain share in the PC market as scale became a bigger factor in the industry dynamics.

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“While the consumer market remained weak, product availability may have also hindered demand. In contrast, Chromebook shipments increased by double digits compared with Q1 2018, despite the shortage of entry-level CPUs. Including Chromebook shipments, the total worldwide PC market decline would have been 3.5 per cent in Q1 2019,” said Kitagawa.

Meanwhile, HP Inc.’s worldwide PC shipments increased 0.8 per cent in Q1 2019 against the same period last year.

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The company recorded a small increase in shipments in EMEA, but witnessed a decline in all other regions.

Dell recorded its fifth consecutive quarter of PC shipment growth in Q1 2019. Its PC shipments increased in EMEA, Latin America and Japan, but declined in North America and Asia/Pacific. (IANS)

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Lenovo Leading India’s Tablet Market

In the coming quarter, 4G market will grow to 60 per cent of the overall tablet market

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Lenovo dominated India's tablet market in Q3 2018.

Lenovo led as India’s tablet market grew six per cent in the third quarter of 2018, a new report by CyberMedia Research (CMR) said.

According to CMR’s “Tablet PC Market Report Review”, Lenovo had a 22 per cent share while domestic tablet maker iBall was at the second spot with 16 per cent and Samsung was third with 15 per cent.

The Indian tablet market clocked shipments of 0.83 million units while 4G tablet shipments recorded a 47 per cent sequential growth in the third quarter of 2018.

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“Lenovo continues to be on the first position in overall tablet market, and most of the tablets were 4G and 3G. Tab 4 series had the highest sale in Q3 2018. Major presence of Lenovo is in education sector and financial services,” CMR said in a statement.

South Korean tech major Samsung’s position has declined quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) in the overall market because it has adopted the same strategy in the last few quarters, the market research firm added.

In the coming quarter, 4G market will grow to 60 per cent of the overall tablet market.

Six or seven key players will dominate the overall tablet market and the retail market may see some shrinking of its overall market share because the B2B market will continue to grow. (IANS)