IBM Leads the Hong Kong PC Market with 22% Share

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Hong Kong - 25 Feb 2000: -- IBM gained the top position in the Hong Kong personal computer market for the second consecutive year. According to the fourth quarter PC market report published by research company International Data Corporation (IDC), IBM achieved a 22 percent overall market share in the calendar year 1999, 4.5 points ahead of the nearest competitor.

"We are very excited to have been named the top PC vendor in Hong Kong again in 1999. IBM is committed to delivering high-quality personal computer systems at unbeatable price-performance to best meet the needs of our customers," said Alfred P C Cheng, Executive, IBM Personal Systems Group.
IBM offers a full line of PC systems, including Aptiva home PCs, ThinkPad notebooks, commercial desktops and the award-winning Netfinity servers to meet requirements of both corporate and personal users in the territory.

Kitty Fok, Research Manager for PC's, IDC Asia/Pacific Ltd., commented on IBM's performance. She said, "IBM has been putting a strong focus on their PC business in Hong Kong. They have been investing heavily on production from the Shenzhen plant and have implemented aggressive channel marketing and after-sales support programs. The fourth quarter results show these investments are moving IBM in the right direction."

"The benefit of our products extends beyond the incorporated advanced technologies, as we are dedicated to delivering professional services and technical support to enable our customers to reap the best PC solutions at all ease in the Internet era," concluded Cheng.

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