Dell heeft Compaq van de eerste plaatst gezet wat betreft omzet op de Amerikaanse markt, zo bericht News.com:
The so-called direct sales PC manufacturer has stolen the leading role in the world’s largest market away from the longtime front-runner for the first time, according to studies to be released today by market research firms International Data Corporation and Dataquest.
Dell edged out Compaq in the U.S., according to final second-quarter numbers released by IDC last month. But Dell widened the margin in the third quarter, grabbing the top spot for the first time from both market-research firms.
Compaq held on to the No. 1 spot worldwide, but analysts predicted that Dell soon would push its Texas rival aside in that category too.