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Gartner: PC Shipments Fell By 8.3% In Q4, Fifth Consecutive Quarterly Decline

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Gartner: PC Shipments Fell By 8.3% In Q4, Fifth Consecutive Quarterly Decline

Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, reported on Tuesday that worldwide PC shipments declined 8.3 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2015.

According to Gartner, worldwide PC shipments totaled 75.7 million units in the quarter, marking the fifth consecutive quarter of shipment declines.

Gartner noted that holiday sales "did not boost the overall PC shipments." In addition, the expected migration to Windows 10 was "minor" in the quarter as many organizations were just starting their testing period.

For the full year 2015, PC shipments declined 8 percent from 2014's level to total 288.7 million.

Market Share Leaders

Lenovo extended its industry lead during the fourth quarter and shipped 15.384 million PCs. Even though its quarterly shipment marked a decrease from the 16.061 million it shipped in the same quarter a year ago, the company boosted its global market share to 20.3 percent from 19.4 percent a year ago.

HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) was ranked second-largest manufacturer during the fourth quarter as its market share rose slightly to 18.8 percent from 18.7 percent a year ago.

Dell and Asus were ranked third and fourth, respectively.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) ranked fifth and grew its market share to 7.5 percent from 6.7 percent a year ago. In fact, among the top five leaders, Apple was the only company to see an increase in deliveries as total shipments rose to 5.675 million units from 5.519 million in the same quarter a year ago.

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