According to IDC:
“The U.S. market fared worse than expected, shrinking by 10.6% compared to a forecast of -4.4%. Most vendors and their channel partners struggled with shrinking demand as a saturated market and lack of incentives are leading buyers to delay purchases of PCs for the time being. Among the top-tier leaders, only Lenovo managed to maintain positive momentum by growing its channel reach and being more aggressive against its”
At the same time, Lenovo and ASUS showed decent growth and Lenovo is about to overtake HP.
This is another symptom of the decline of Wintel. No one is excited about buying the latest and greatest stuff from M$ or Intel on the desktop/notebook markets. Guess who’s shipping GNU/Linux in quantity? Lenovo and ASUS. Dell had a big decline despite shipping GNU/Linux but they have plans to ramp up shipments to India and China.