Apple tops mobile PC shipment in Q2, pushes HP down

Apple has once again captured the first position in mobile PC market from HP

Apple shipped over 13.5 million mobile PCs in the second quarter of 2011 - a 136% on-year shipment growth, which helped them to take the top position overtaking HP - according to a report in Digitimes. Nearly 80% of Apple’s mobile PC shipments are iPads, which reaches over 10.7 million units 107% on-year growth. Apples total mobile shipments (including notebooks and tablet PC’s) were 3.9 million units more than HP’s 9.7 million units.

The popularity of the tablet PCs is leading the growth of the industries as well. Total shipments of tablet PC were up by nearly 70% on the second quarter and over 400% on year with nearly 16.4 million units. Notebook shipment were down 2% on quarter but up by 2% on year with nearly 48 million units shipped in the second quarter of this year. Worldwide mobile PC shipment (including notebooks and tablet PC’s) reached 64.4 million in the second quarter which is 10% up on quarter and 28% on year. Among the top-five players Acer faced the largest decline in shipment growth by 4% on quarter and 12 % on year.

Samsung and Dell had the highest growth up by 44% and 33% on year in the netbook category, respectively. For the tablet market even after removing Apple from growth rate calculations, worldwide on-year tablet PC shipment growth reached 25%, that’s over 5.6 million units for the quarter.


The below charts are in accordance with the report from DisplaySearch.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-08-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)