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HP outsold Dell in PC market for 2007

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Jan 2008 16:42 User comments (14)

HP outsold Dell in PC market for 2007 Hewlett-Packard outsold its largest rival Dell in the PC market for 2007, one year after the two companies split the market.
According to Gartner Inc., a research firm, HP held 18.2 percent of the market compared to Dell's 14.3. Last year, 2006, each company held 15.9 percent.

"HP established a solid number one position in 2007,''
Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa told Bloomberg. "Robust consumer and mobile PC sales across all regions were two main drivers of HP's overall growth.''

Although the figures are slightly different, research firm IDC released the same result. They showed HP with a market share of 18.8 percent compared to a 14.9 percent share for Dell.

Another data figure of note was the increase of PC shipments by the top 5 manufacturers. HP's shipments rose 30 percent while Dell only rose 1.7 percent.

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14 user comments

117.1.2008 17:33
vinny13
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I just bought another HP laptop on Boxing Day... I buy them because they've been good with me since I bought my first HP in 2001, so why not stick with them? That one is still running fast and solid too, and it was refurbished.

I like Macs better now, but when I buy PCs they're usually HP(or Compaq, same thing).

217.1.2008 17:56
PetahG
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I just can't stand how expensive the macs are compared to the other laptops when ur getting the same or even more than the mac laptops.

317.1.2008 18:52
vinny13
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Originally posted by PetahG:
I just can't stand how expensive the macs are compared to the other laptops when ur getting the same or even more than the mac laptops.
Ya their laptops are too much... I got an iMac for a pretty good price.

417.1.2008 19:19

yea i agree, mac are great and all, but are too expensive. theyre always 1000+, and you can get a laptop just as good as a mac for less than 1000, just with a windows OS instead.

517.1.2008 20:43

But you have to remember that with a Mac you are paying the high price for the software and general design

617.1.2008 22:17

HP must be doing something right, this past christmas i got two HP laptops as gifts lol

718.1.2008 0:10

Well if HP did something right, it looks like in the U.S. Dell did something a little better. According to this article, Dell replaced HP as the #1 selling manufacturer in America.

818.1.2008 8:47

The new laptop i picked up just recently was an HP. It replaced my old Dell laptop.

Hp/Compaq has always been good to me. I'd buy another one.

918.1.2008 13:29

I wouldn't use anything but hp .. i have put my laptop threw hell and it still works like a charm ...

1020.1.2008 9:34

and yet anyone with common sense would build thier own pc

1120.1.2008 9:37

I did build my desktop. My laptop on the other hand, i just buy with all the fun little upgrades. And some people prefer to buy as opposed to building there own pc's. So, i don't think it's a matter of common sense so much as a matter of personal preference.



1222.1.2008 11:49
kubapolak
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Not everyone is able to build a working pc, but I must say that I'm surprised that so many people prefer hp, my cousin had about 3 hp desktops and he had more problems than my dell pc. I must admit that for me dell is the way to go.

1322.1.2008 12:10
vinny13
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Originally posted by kubapolak:
Not everyone is able to build a working pc, but I must say that I'm surprised that so many people prefer hp, my cousin had about 3 hp desktops and he had more problems than my dell pc. I must admit that for me dell is the way to go.
Lol me and my uncle are kinda like that. We both have the extact same HP desktops. I've never had any problems with mine and his crashes every couple months and he has to do a recouvery :P

1416.2.2008 17:54

HP beats dell any day of the week thats a no brainier. Well in my book any brand of computers beat Dell. Tells you how much i think of dell.

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