For the fourth quarter, shipments were down 6.9 percent year-over-year to 82.6 million units. For the year, shipments totaled 315.9 million units, a full 10 percent decline from 2012. The overall units shipped were equal to 2009's level.
Lenovo and Dell saw growth but the rest of the market saw declines, including major players HP, Acer and Asus.
The Chinese giant now has an 18.1 percent share of the market, followed by HP at 16.4 percent and Dell at 11.8 percent. Lenovo overtook HP for the crown early last year.
In the U.S. market, Apple saw the largest growth, moving to 13.7 percent share (up 28 percent YoY), but globally they are little more than a blip.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 9 Jan 2014 22:10