Dell continued to lose ground on HP in the PC market during the first quarter, with worldwide shipments dropping 6.9% year-on-year, according to IDC.
The research group's figures show the former world number one computer manufacturer shipped 2,255 less units than its rival in Q1, as HP extended its lead with year-on-year growth of 28.2%; a lead it has held for three successive quarters.
HP now controls 19.1% of the market, up from 18.1% the previous quarter and up from 16.5% this time last year, according to IDC.
Dell on the other hand has seen its market share nosedive; its share is down to 15.2% from 18.2% a year ago.
"Dell continued to struggle with a slow US market and internal restructuring. A focus on the slower growing commercial market and a strategy of now chasing share at the expensive of profitability, while facing aggressive competition from HP and other competitors has reduced growth dramatically," IDC said in its market assessment.
Lenovo, Acer and Toshiba maintained their positions of third, fourth and fifth respectably, with Acer again far outpacing the market with year-on-year growth of 41.4%, according to IDC.
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