The Straits Times
Published on Nov 08, 2012

China's Lenovo claims top spot for consumer PCs


HONG KONG (AFP) - Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group said on Thursday it had become the global leader in consumer and notebook personal computers, as sales surged despite a weakening in the PC market.

"Lenovo became the worldwide number one consumer and notebook PC company in fiscal quarter two and remained as the largest PC company in emerging markets, including China," the company told the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Its share of the overall PC market reached a record high of 15.6 per cent in the July-September quarter, it added, putting it just 0.2 per cent shy of leader Hewlett-Packard.

Lenovo has been outperforming rivals such as US-based HP and Dell, with a rise in PC shipments of 10 per cent in the second quarter to the end of September compared to a year earlier despite softening global demand.