PC Business Strong
Since going private, Dell has unleashed a blizzard of PCs from new Inspiron two-in-one models to all-in-one PCs earlier this month. In May, Dell announced new series 5000 laptops and new Chromebook 11 models. Dell's focus on the PC has paid off.
According to research firm IDC, Dell PC shipments increased more than 9 percent in the first quarter of 2014, representing its third consecutive quarter of positive year-on-year growth. Dell ranks behind Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard in terms of worldwide PC market share with 13.3 percent of the market. Lenovo ranks No. 1 with 17.7 percent market share and HP has 17.1. In North America, Dell ranks as the No. 2 PC maker when it comes to shipments with 24.5 percent of the market behind Hewlett-Packard with 25.6 percent. Lenovo ranks third in the U.S. market with 10.8 percent market share.