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HP Loses Top PC Spot in Europe

The worldwide PC market grew in the last quarter but only because of sales of netbooks such as the Asus Eee PC.

PC shipments grew 15 per cent compared to the same quarter a year ago and manufacturers shipped 80.6m units in total.

HP retained number one slot worldwide but paid the price for its slow entry into the sub-notebook, or netbook, market - it lost its top spot in Europe. Gartner analysts said it was difficult to say if sales of smaller machines are a new market or are cannibalising sales of full-size, and full-price, laptops.

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