Dell has recaptured the number two spot from Acer on the list of notebook PC shipments worldwide by brand. HP still holds the top spot on the list, according to DisplaySearch. For the last six quarters HP has held more than 20% of the notebook market.In Q1 2008, HP shipped a total of 6.46 million notebooks worldwide to Dells 4.683 million units. Dell currently holds 15.1% of the worldwide notebook market. Apple moved from number eight worldwide -to number 7 on the list. In Q1 2007 Apple shipped 891,000 units worldwide, and in Q1 2008 it shipped 1.433 million notebooks, for a 61% gain year-over-year. ASUS currently holds the number eight spot on the list and moved 1.330 million notebooks in Q1 2008 compared to 796,000 notebooks in Q1 2007, for a gain of 67%.
DisplaySearch says that while Sony is making big gains in the U.S. market with its notebooks with more than a 40% year-over-year growth in America, its global shipments declined. Despite the decline in global shipments Sony still posted a total of 1.321 million units shipped globally in Q1 2008 compared to 1.281 million in Q1 2007 for a 3% year-over-year growth.