Is your current computer Chinese? Will your next one be?
In the third quarter of 2011 Lenovo, a Chinese company stepped up to become the second largest seller of computers in the world, pushing Dell into third place.
The largest seller of computers remains Hewlett Packard with 17.7% of the market, Lenovo second with 13.5%, Dell third with 11.6% then Acer forth with 10% and Asus with 6.5% of the market fifth.
You may say, well that is understandable as China is the most populace country in the world, but does it stop there?
Lenovo started by buying out the PC business of IBM and it more recently bought out the German computer maker Medion AG. It has also established links with Japan’s NEC.
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In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Lenovo’s CEO said that his company intended to struggle with Hewlett Packard to achieve the top spot.
At that time though, it may have seemed like an easier challenge than it does today.
At the time of the interview, Hewlett Packard had announced plans to pull back on the production of computers and concentrate more on the development of software and services.
Today though, it could be a different picture. The then CEO of Hewlett Packard, Leo Apotheker stepped down at the end of September making way for a new CEO.
The new CEO is Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay.
Will she have different views on the future of Hewlett Packard’s computer business?
Will HP just step aside and allow the Chinese company to take over the top spot or will they remain competitive in the PC business and fight to keep their spot?
So, even if your current computer is not Chinese, your next one may be.
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