The Channel logo

News

By | John Oates 7th November 2007 07:02

UK lags Europe on PC sales

HP takes top UK spot from Dell

The United Kingdom had one of the slowest growing PC markets in Europe in the three months ended 30 September.

In total, Western Europe bought 13.8 million computers, up 17.7 per cent on last year and mainly driven by the consumer market and "back-to-school" purchases.

UK PC sales grew 13.6 per cent to 2.9 million in the third quarter of 2007 - a good number of boxes but slower growth than France or Germany, according to Gartner.

HP nudged ahead of Dell for the first time - together the two vendors account for 45 per cent of the machines sold in the UK. The business market grew slightly faster than the consumer market. Mobile PCs, or laptops, sold better than desktop machines.

Elsewhere in Europe, German computer buyers picked up 2.7 million PCs in the period, growth of 23 per cent on the same period a year ago. Fujitsu Siemens is Germany's top vendor with a 14.8 per cent share, followed by HP with 13 per cent and Acer with 12.8 per cent market share.

In France, sales grew 18.4 per cent to 2.4 million units. HP is top vendor with a 25.9 per cent share, then Acer with 17.1 per cent, and Dell takes third spot with 10.3 per cent. Mobile PCs made up 50 per cent of total French sales. ®

comment icon Read 4 comments on this article alert Send corrections

Opinion

Alexandre Mesguich

Change is order of day as tech giants shift strategy gears
Partnership

Frank Jennings

Confused? No problem, we have 5, no 6, no 7... lots of standards

Chris Mellor

VC sequence could end not with a bang, but a whimper
Sad man stares glumly over boxed contents of desk. Image via shutterstock (Baranq)

Features

money trap conceptual illustration
Big boys snare the unwary with too-good-to-be-true deals
Angus Highland cow
Pet carriers not wanted for whitebox stampede
FBcoldstoragearray
Sorry OpenStack and Open Compute, we're not all Facebook
Gary Kovacs, CEO of AVG. Pic: World Economic Forum
Scammy download sites? Government snooping? Run of the mill for Gary Kovacs