Apple moves up to 3rd position in the US computer market

Apple has reached the third position after HP and Dell in the US computer market however recorded a growth of 20percent
Pallab Jyotee Hazarika,

The sales of the Computers are not same as in earlier times. After the release of the tablets some of their market shares are definitely lost. In the US the computer market is falling by almost six percent in the fourth quarter of 2011. However, Apple recorded growth of over 20 percent and maintained third place in US computer sales.

Apple is also the only major company to record growth in that quarter. While other companies like HPDellAcer and Toshiba all reported losses of 2 to 26 percent as reported by research firm Gartner, which released its preliminary Q4 estimates this January 11. 

The Cupertino Company now represents 11.6 percent of PC sales in the US, which is just behind HP with 23.1 percent and Dell with 22.4 percent. Toshiba is in the fourth position with 10.7 percent and Acer fifth with 9.8 percent. Other manufacturers combined make up 22.4 percent of the American PC market. 

According to MacRumors blog Apple’s share dipped from 12.9percent in the third quarter, which is routinely the company’s strongest quarter due to a heavy presence in education. The performance marks a distinct improvement over Apple’s nine percent share. 

Also with a released from IDC, Apple has a slightly lower market share and rated it as 10.92 percent of the US market. However, it is placed in the same third position by the IDC. 

The market share owned by Apple has grown about seven percent from 2006 to the end of 2011 from just 4% to 11.6% respectively. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-01-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)