PC growth in Europe has recovered after a slow Q2 2006, but a similar adjustment seems to have occurred in the United States during Q3 2006. With a dominant share of the US market and in the midst of efforts to refocus its business, Dell felt the brunt of the shortfall with shipments falling nearly 7% year on year in the US Hewlett-Packard was able to leverage strong growth in international markets and relatively strong performance in the United States to boost overall volume incrementally ahead of its rival. Although HP volume was larger by roughly 28 thousand units, on volumes of nearly 10 mln, IDC considers this is a statistical tie.
|US PC market in Q3 2006|
|Q3 2006||Q3 2005||Growth|