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The worldwide PC market grew in the last quarter but only because of sales of netbooks such as the Asus Eee PC. PC shipments grew 15 per cent compared to the same quarter a year ago and manufacturers shipped 80.6m units in total. HP retained number one slot worldwide but paid the price for its slow entry into the sub-notebook …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture

    So...

    ... if HP have been knocked off the top spot in Europe, who now has it?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Stop

    Top spot in Europe

    >>By Anonymous Coward Posted Wednesday 15th October 2008 09:00 GMT

    >>... if HP have been knocked off the top spot in Europe, who now has it?

    You didn't read all the way to the bottom, did you?

  3. Henry
    Thumb Down

    @So...

    Er... Acer - as it says in the article.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Did you even read the article.

    In Europe, the Middle East and Africa PC sales grew 25.9 per cent to 28.8m units. Growth was largely down to netbooks - **because of this HP lost its number one position to Acer **-

  5. Richard Speight
    Paris Hilton

    So... RTFA

    <quote>... if HP have been knocked off the top spot in Europe, who now has it?</quote>

    Er, Acer.

    It says so. In the article. You know, the one you just read.

    Paris, 'cos she's worth a second look too.

  6. Ged

    RE: So..

    "In Europe, the Middle East and Africa PC sales grew 25.9 per cent to 28.8m units. Growth was largely down to netbooks - because of this HP lost its number one position to Acer - Acer secured 20.6 per cent of the EMEA market compared to 18.7 per cent for HP."

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Acer??

    I have 3 of these and all three fell apart. If they carry on like this, at any price, they won't be at number one for long.

  8. Matt Bryant Silver badge
    Happy

    What, it wasn't Sun?

    I thought the Sunshiners were telling us that Niagara kinda-like-a-real-CPU-only-weedier thingummy was going to rule the world? Oh, you mean to say it only works in edge servers for a very limited range of solutions, and represents another example of a dying Sun not moving beyond the core datacenter, unlike HP? Bet Schwartz wishes he had any bizz that was number two in Bangladesh, let alone had diversiified into PCs and grown into the world leader, skinny margins or not.

    /still pointing and laughing at the Sunshiners!

  9. Doug Lynn

    Biggest reseller of computers, independant resellers

    Hi, once again the independants have our produced in one of the name brand computers. Why they are less costly and better with local service from the builders.

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