UK PC sales slide by 5.1 per cent

HP manages to hold onto the top spot, despite a decline in shipments – Dell battered by lack of corporate demand.

The UK saw first quarter shipments of PCs fall 5.1 per cent to 3m units, according to the latest figures from Gartner.

HP managed to retain the top spot in the UK despite seeing its shipments fall 6.8 per cent leaving it with 22.2 per cent of the market. Despite that, Dell was the worst hit, seeing its sales plummet by 21.7 per cent to 20.3 per cent, as the recession continued to hit sales in the corporate market where the vendor performs best.

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