SAN FRANCISCO -- Holiday season sales of personal computers fell for the first time in more than five years, according to tech industry tracker IDC, as Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system failed to excite buyers and many opted for tablet devices and powerful smartphones instead.
The following is IDC's detailed breakdown for global PC shipments and market share.
Company 4Q 2012 worldwide shipments 4Q 2011 worldwide shipments Change
HP 15.023 15.113 -0.6 pct
Lenovo 14.105 13.040 +8.2 pct
Dell 9.482 11.967 -20.8 pct
Acer 6.959 9.692 -28.2 pct
Asus 6.467 6.126 5.6 pct
Total 89.789 95.913 -6.4 pct
Shipments are in millions
Source: IDC Worldwide quarterly PC Tracker