HP knocks Dell off top spot



19 October 2006 — Palo Alto (CA): Hewlett-Packard (HP) has knocked Dell of its podium as the global leader in PC shipments, according to reports.


Gartner research places HP in the Q3 top spot with a lead of 110,000 units over Dell.


However, IDC research puts the HP lead at a more modest 28,000 units.


Dell posted a damaging 51 percent fall in Q2 net income and has embarked on a massive recall of Sony-made lithium-ion laptop batteries.