Dell Falling Behind HP, Acer

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Dell Falling Behind HP, Acer

Despite Dell’s efforts to revive itself, it continues to fall behind. HP and Acer both outpaced it in the first quarter; Dell’s PC shipments in the first quarter relative to a year ago in the U.S. dropped 16.2% and 16.7% worldwide, while HP enjoyed a 2.9% increase worldwide and 12.2% in the U.S. Acer enjoyed similar growth, increasing shipments 6.8% worldwide and 13.4% in the U.S. PC shipments overall fell 7.1% relative to a year ago. The IDC reports that the PC industry results would have been a lot worse if it were not for mini-notebooks, or netbooks.

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