Lenovo is now the worldwide PC market leader, surpassing longtime PC champ Hewlett-Packard, according to second-quarter unit shipment numbers released this week by market researcher IDC.
Lenovo shipped 12.6 million PCs in the quarter, according to IDC, compared with HP's 12.4 million units. Dell, Acer and Asus round out the list of the top five PC vendors.
But Lenovo's rise may be a Pyrrhic victory, given that IDC said the worldwide PC market as a whole declined 11.4 percent in the second quarter and every vendor -- including Lenovo -- recorded declining sales. Lenovo gained the No. 1 spot because its sales dropped less than its rivals.