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Lenovo aiming for double-digit sales growth in Taiwan

By Helen Ku  /  Staff reporter

Chinese PC vendor Lenovo Group Ltd (聯想) yesterday said it aims to increase its total desktop and laptop shipments to Taiwan at a double-digit percentage rate this year from last year by selling more two-in-one detachable notebooks and convertible models.

The company said it had set its eyes on Taiwanese enterprises, especially small and medium-sized businesses, for its Yoga-series convertible Ultrabooks, as more people bring their devices to their workplaces, Lenovo Taiwan general manager Justin Liang (梁百鋒) told reporters at a corporate event in Taipei.

GARTNER’S VIEW

The world’s largest PC brand solidified its leading position in the January-to-March quarter, with a 10.9 percent annual increase in global shipments following 6.6 percent growth the previous quarter, Gartner Inc said in its latest report on Wednesday.

Lenovo’s global market share reached 16.9 percent last quarter, compared with 18.3 percent the previous quarter and 14.9 percent a year earlier, according to Gartner’s tallies.

Overall, Gartner’s data showed global PC shipments contracted 7.6 percent quarter-on-quarter and 1.7 percent year-on-year to 76.6 million units last quarter.

MICROSOFT IMPACT

Analysts said those results indicated a decelerated slowdown compared with previous quarters due to Microsoft Corp ending its technical support for Windows XP this month.

Lenovo said Microsoft’s move would create strong replacement demand for either commercial or consumer PC models this year.

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