Dude, your getting a... HP? That's right, for the first time in three years Hewlett-Packard has passed Dell in world PC shipments. As Yahoo! News reports, HP's computer shipments have jumped 15% from a year ago, while Dell has only gained 4% in total shipments. From questionable deals to battery recalls, both companies have had their share of problems in the last year. Nevertheless, both companies are still doing well, and you can bet Dell will be working hard to regain the top spot in world PC sales.
"It marks the first time since 2003's final quarter that HP - now the world's largest technology company - has held the top spot. HP expanded its PC business in 2002 with its $19 billion acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp. - a deal engineered by HP's former chief executive, Carly Fiorina, who is now touting her accomplishments in a new memoir.
IDC calculated things differently, but also agreed HP holds a narrow lead in the global market. Although HP shipped 28,000 more PCs than Dell during the quarter, IDC pegged both companies market share of the worldwide market at roughly 17 percent."