21.8 million units shipped in EMEA, a decline of 1.1 percent compared to the same quarter last year.
But Western Europe showed a growth of 8.6 percent, spurred by business demand. If that percentage is taken as a pie, commerical units showed an increase of 15.1 percent, while the retail market showed growth of 2.1 percent.
It’s the end of support for Windows XP that drove the rebound, according to Chrystelle Labesque of IDC. And companies have started to invest in IT again, she said. There is more business confidence. Neverless, the overall PC market in central and eastern Europe and in the Middle East and Africa showed a year on year decline of 12 percent.
HP did well, as did Lenovo, while Dell was in third place and Acer in fourth place. Asus took the fifth place.