Gartner: Global PC shipments down five percent, HP crushing Dell

Tech tracker Gartner reported today that according to its research, global PC shipments fell by five percent in the second quarter of 2009. And the big loser was Dell (DELL).

The Round Rock, Texas-based PC giant saw its global market share fall by a stark two percent as compared to the same quarter last year. Over the same period, Dell's Taiwanese nemesis Acer gained an astonishing four percent. HP (HPQ) logged in at 19.6 percent, a 1.5 percent increase from the same period a year ago. In other words, Dell appears to be in big trouble on its home turf.