Preliminary second-quarter statistics compiled by IDC show that the new Hewlett-Packard has managed to claim the top spot in PC sales following its acquisition of Compaq.
HP was the top-selling vendor for the quarter for both the desktop and the standard Intel-based server market. In the desktop market, the merged entity stretched its lead over Dell Computer, which was followed by Acer and IBM.
In the Intel server market, HP sold twice as many servers as its nearest rival, IBM, with Dell coming in third. Toshiba continues to top notebook sales, with HP second and IBM third.