Singapore: Personal computer sales in the Asia Pacific region outside Japan totalled 12.7 million units in the first quarter, up 18% compared with the same period a year earlier according to preliminary figures from a research house.
Sales slowed 2.0% however, from the final quarter last year due to the February Lunar New Year holidays in most of the region, International Data Corp (IDC) said.
During the March quarter, Chinese computer maker Lenovo was the top seller with 17.8% of market share as sales surged 24.3% from the same period in 2006.
US technology giant Hewlett-Packard was the number two vendor with a 15.4% market share, followed by Texas-based Dell which accounted for 8.1%.
Acer of Taiwan was in fourth spot with 6.5% and Founder of China at fifth 5.6%. The rest of the sales were by non-branded computer makers. IDC is based in the United States with offices worldwide.