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PC Shipments Fall Short of Forecasts in Third Quarter

Global personal-computer shipments rose 11 percent in the third quarter, a slowdown from the previous period, as U.S. consumers put off back-to-school purchases, according to research firm IDC.

Hewlett-Packard Co. held onto its top spot, though its market share slipped to 17.6 percent from 19.6 percent a year earlier, IDC said today in a statement. Acer Inc. and Dell Inc. ranked second and third. In the second quarter, industrywide shipments rose 22 percent, IDC said in July.