PC shipments solid in second quarter; Apple No. 3 in U.S.

Gartner reported that worldwide PC shipments were 71.9 million, up 16 percent from a year ago.

Gartner reported that worldwide PC shipments were 71.9 million, up 16 percent from a year ago. The gains were fueled by mobile PCs that had lower average selling prices. Meanwhile Apple topped Acer to be the third largest PC vendor in terms of shipments.

Globally, HP retained the No. 1 position with 18.1 percent market share. Dell had second quarter market share of 15.6 percent, up from 14.8 percent a year ago. Gartner's findings echo what Intel CEO Paul Otellini noted on the company's earnings conference call.

Here's a look at the global tally (statement):

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In the U.S., the PC market showed shipments of 16.5 million units, up 4.2 percent from a year ago. Dell remained top dog with Apple showing the biggest market share gains in the second quarter. Here's a look:

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