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PC Market Sells 85.6 Million Units Globally in Q2 of 2011

The worldwide PC market has shown promising growth in the second quarter of 2011, with Lenovo becoming the third largest PC marker in the world.

According to new metrics provided by market research firm IHS iSuppli, the global PC market shipped 85.6 million units in the second quarter of 2011, 3.7 percent more than the first quarter and 6 percent more than the second quarter in 2010.

The company shipped 10.2 million units in the second quarter, up by 25 percent when compared to the first quarter and representing an increase of 23 percent over the second quarter in the previous year.

“Beyond the continuing strength in its home market of China—where the both the economy and PC demand continued to expand vigorously—Lenovo’s performance in the second quarter was boosted by rising sales in other regions,” said principal analyst, computer platforms for IHS, Matthew Wilkins.

“These regions included the broader Asia-Pacific area, as well as the United States, with Lenovo performing well in those places because of demand from the enterprise segment. Meanwhile, Acer suffered from inventory problems, particularly in Western Europe, which lowered its shipments and resulted in lost market share,” he added.