Global personal computer shipments jumped 15.2% in the fourth quarter - and 24% in the U.S.,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Global personal computer shipments jumped 15.2% in the fourth quarter - and 24% in the U.S., helped by low-cost holiday notebooks, according to IDC: "Once again, the consumer market overcame the weak commercial sector to save the quarter." H-P (HPQ) continued to lead global market share with 20.7%; Taiwan's Acer, with 13.4%, moves into second past Dell (DELL) at 12.5%.