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HP still leads: Top 5 makers of personal computers

- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hewlett-Packard Co. remains the world's largest maker of personal computers, but the business is slowing with the rise of smartphones and other mobile devices. HP announced Wednesday that it will cut 8 percent of its work force by October 2014. HP has said it will use savings to invest in growing businesses.

According to research group IDC, here are the five leading manufacturers of personal computers in first quarter of 2012:

Worldwide:

Hewlett-Packard Co., 15.7 million shipped worldwide, 18 percent share

Lenovo Group Ltd., 11.7 million, 13.4 percent

Dell Inc., 10.1 million, 11.6 percent

Acer Group, 8.6 million, 9.9 percent

AsusTek Computer Inc., 5.3 million, 6 percent

Others, 35.7 million, 41 percent

Total: 87.1 million

United States:

Hewlett-Packard Co., 4.6 million shipped in U.S., 28 percent share

Dell Inc., 3.6 million, 21.7 percent

Apple Inc., 1.7 million, 10 percent

Toshiba Corp., 1.35 million, 8.1 percent

Acer Group, 1.3 million, 7.8 percent.

Others, 4 million, 24.4 percent.

Total: 16.6 million

Source: IDC

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