p market share double, while Netfinity servers establish IBM as a force to be reckoned with. In spite of a slight drop in market share, Compaq remained the number one vendor in the desktop sector in February, with more than one-third of the market. Compaq's lead was helped by a significant increase in unit sales thanks to promotional DeskPro monitor bundles.
IBM increased its market share to 21 per cent in February. This was due to successful corporate deals, with IBM's PC300PL range tripling its sales over the previous month.
Toshiba continued to grow, with its Equium PC range proving to be a significant player in the business desktop PC market. Toshiba has doubled market share compared with six months ago.
In spite of losses in terms of market share, Toshiba remained the number one vendor in February in the notebook sector with a 43 per cent share of the market.
IBM's market share increased by eight points in February, dispelling any fears that Compaq could snatch second place.
Hewlett Packard's market share grew, aided by the introduction of entry-level and ultra-portable notebooks, as well as price cuts on existing OmniBook ranges.
Sony, a relatively new player in the market, has made a strong entrance with its Vaio notebooks.
Compaq is unshakable from its number one position, capturing almost 60 per cent of the server market. Compaq's sales in February were boosted by the launch of both low and high-end models, as well as highly competitive pricing.
IBM has become increasingly competitive, with the introduction in February of the Netfinity 5500 M10 and 7000 M10 high-end servers.
Hewlett Packard has increased its market share by about one-third since September 1998.
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