According to Gartner, HP and Lenovo have been virtually neck and neck for the top global position in the PC market. Last quarter, Lenovo pulled ahead of HP, owning 17.7 percent of the PC market compared to 17.1 percent for HP.
HP had a good quarter, reporting growth for the first time since the first quarter 2012. Overall, HP's growth exceeded the average growth of its competitors. Dell also beat the industry average with PC shipments exceeding growth-rate averages.