Q4 2006 PC shipments in the US decreased 3.2%. This was the second consecutive quarter that US market showed a YTY decline. Gartner analysts said the weakness in the US market was attributed largely to weaker than expected shipments into the home market. In Q4 2006, home desk-based PC shipments declined more than 20% from Q4 2005 while mobile PC shipments increased more than 20%. Dell maintained the #1 position in the US PC market in Q4 2006, but its PC shipments declined 17.3%, equivalent to a market share of 29.1%. HP’s shipments increased 16% giving it a 25.3% unit market in Q4 2006.
|US PC shipments in Q4 2006|
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