The latest statistics from Gartner put Apple in fifth place with 4.2 million units shipped, good for 6.8 percent of the market. The figure is up 4.5 percent from the same time last year.
Chinese PC maker Lenovo boosted its lead with 12.4 million units shipped, up 1.2 percent from last year to take 19.9 percent share of the global market. HP trailed with 12 million shipments, which translated to 19.5 percent of the market, up 6.5 percent from last year.
Dell and Asus ended the quarter in third and fourth place, respectively. Dell shipped an estimated 9.4 million units, up 3.4 percent from 2016. Asus, the only top-five brand to suffer a sales contraction, shipped 4.6 percent million units for a 7.3 percent marketshare, down 14 percent year over year.