Lenovo took the PC shipment crown from HP earlier this year. The two companies were neck to neck in previous shipment statistics, but the Chinese company took the number one spot this past quarter.
Not only did Lenovo surpass HP on the desktop front, it also did the same in the laptop segment.
HP sure isn’t one to take things lying down, however. The hardware vendor quickly got its act together, and now analysts have started to doubt whether Lenovo will keep its lead in the near future. The numbers being painted are interesting to say the least.
Market watchers are projecting Lenovo to keep its dominant position in the desktop domain, but it is very likely to lose the leadership on the notebook front. And the cause is two-fold.
If the forecasts for the third quarter prove accurate, then HP is on track to experience an impressive little on-quarter increase of around 15 to 20 percent. Lenovo, on the other hand, is projected to suffer a drop of say 7 to 9 percent.
And if these numbers hold, it would be more than enough for HP to take the notebook lead once again. It would also mean that Lenovo would get to lead the laptop industry for just three months.
The company became number one only in the second quarter of 2013.