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More than one in four PCs sold in the US in the last three months had a Dell badge, according to analyst estimates cited by Dell today in an upbeat trading statement.

In Dell's Q4 (not over yet - it finishes on Feb 1) , the company will account for 27 per cent of all PCs sold in the US, totting up to sales of $8 billion.
This is more $400m than it had previously expected. Earnings per share will come in at 17 cents, when the company releases its full financial results on Feb 14.

The consumer sector is leading the sales charge - and more to the point - sales in this notoriously tough segment - are turning a profit. Dell says the consumer business will achieve a sequential increase in product shipments of 50 per cent-ish, and revenue growth of 40 per cent or so.

For the full-year, Dell's global market share will be 14 per cent, 3 per cent up on its previous financial year.

Dell points out that it is making double digit shipments and revenue growth when, the PC market is contracting (anything between 4 per cent and 7 per cent in 2001, depending on which analyst firm you believe). Strip out Dell, and the performance of the other big name brands looks little short of woeful. ®

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