Client Devices: Hewlett-Packard
CEO: Meg Whitman
The client devices market is crowded with big-name vendors including Apple, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung. So it's all the more impressive that Hewlett-Packard came out on top, narrowly beating Dell and handily outscoring others.
In the third quarter, HP shipped more than 13.7 million PCs, up 1.5 percent in a market that's been shrinking overall. Last month, the company teamed up with Google to launch two HP-branded Chromebooks targeting business and education markets.