In the U.S. desktop PC market, Hewlett Packard and Gateway have been closely embroiled for the #3 position in the market. This trend will not continue. TEC forecasts a widening lead for HP throughout 2000.
on track to reach 5.4 Million units in 2000 - up almost 1.5 million from 1999. It''s still shy of market leaders Dell [NYSE:DELL] & Compaq [NYSE:CPQ] (9.8 & 8.6 million, respectively). But reaching #2 is U.S. sales is no longer impossible. U.S. Sales, Annual Year HP Gateway 1998 2,832,000 3,039,000 1999 3,959,900 4,002,000 2000 5,450,900 4,847,900 Source: TEC [Note: 2000 figures are TEC forecasts.] User Impact Lately, HP''s been slipping some in the minds of business systems buyers. HP needs to draw