1.3B Cumulative PC Sales Over Next 5 Years
June 12, 2006 -
The leading PC companies have changed considerably in the last 20 years as seen in the next table. Until the early 1990s Apple or IBM was the worldwide leader in PC unit sales. Since 1994 Compaq, Dell or HP have been the leader in PC unit sales.
Dell’s 5-year PC unit sales have grown from 5M+ during 1991-95 to 42M from 1996 to 2000 and to 133M PCs during 2001-05. Further growth to 246M units is forecasted for the next 5-year period. HP is a strong second and could do better if its current PC growth continues. Lenovo with its IBM acquisition will remain #3 in the next five years. Acer is projected to have the strongest growth in the next five years.
These are some of the results from a new market research reports by eTForecasts. The Worldwide PC report has yearly sales for desktop and mobile PCs for the USA and six regions of the world from 1990 to 2011. The report also has sales estimates and projections for eight leading PC manufacturers.
eTForecasts publishes market research reports for the PC, PDA/Smartphones, cell phones and Internet industries.