Lenovo briefly overtook HP as the No. 1 PC maker in third-quarter 2012, but that was only according to data from Gartner. IDC had maintained that HP was on top in the same period.
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This time, market leader Lenovo managed to take the top spot despite a slowdown in PC shipments in the June quarter. It shipped more computers that both HP and Dell, even though its numbers fell 1.4 percent compared with the same period last year, according to IDC.
In fact, Lenovo showed the smallest decline in PC shipments in the second quarter compared with all other firms in the top five, which includes Taiwan's Acer and ASUS.
The reason for the fall in shipments was China, which represents over 50 percent of Lenovo shipments, where short-term economic and inventory hurdles cut into second-quarter shipments, IDC said in a release.