HP strengthens its hold on number one position

HP is growing the gap between it and notebook rivals in the Middle East, according to the latest figures from research house IDC, which gives it 38% market share for notebooks across the region.

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By  Peter Branton Published  September 10, 2003

HP is growing the gap between it and notebook rivals in the Middle East, according to the latest figures from research house IDC, which gives it 38% market share for notebooks across the region. HP now enjoys 37% market share in Saudi Arabia, 33% in the UAE, 41% in Egypt and 43% through the rest of the Middle East, with year on year growth for the region’s mobile market standing at 24%. “We continue to grow our business in a highly competitive market in the Middle East,” said Christoph Schell, general manager for HP ME’s Personal Systems Group. Our profitable growth validates HP’s strategy to design easy-to-use, high-quality, affordable notebooks that feature the latest technology. Our gains are especially noteworthy since notebooks represent the fastest growing, highest-margin piece of the PC business.” HP’s nearest competitor in the region is Toshiba, which has also made considerable strides in notebook sales. The vendor this month chose to release its actual sales figures in terms of units sold in the region, and said it sold just over 12,000 notebooks in the Middle East in the period in question.

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