HP ousts Apple from top PC vender slot
- 03 May, 2012 04:19
Apple lost its position as the number one manufacturer of personal computers in the first quarter, according to Canalyst research.
Canalyst counts tablets as personal computers, so in the last quarter of 2011 sales of the iPad had bumped Apple into the top slot.
According to Canalyst, in the first quarter HP sold 40,000 more 'PCs' than Apple. Apple sold 15.8 million units, 4 million of which were Macs.
Apple sold 11.8 million iPads in Q1 of 2012, this was short of analysts' expectations, probably because consumers were waiting for the New iPad to launch, notes Business Insider.
Canalyst notes: "The pad category exhibited the highest growth - more than 200% year on year - notebook and desktop PC shipments were up too, rising 11% and 8% respectively. Netbook shipments, however, were down 34% on the year-ago quarter - the sixth such fall in succession."
"Pads represented 19 per cent of all client PC shipments in Q1, up substantially from 7 per cent a year ago, but down on the 22 per cent recorded in Q4 2011," according to Canalyst.
- Virtualization and Consolidation Solutions
- Modernizing Security for the Small and Mid-Sized Business – Recommendations for 2013 (Sponsored by McAfee)
- Cloud and Co-Location Solutions
- Smart Cloud: Move Beyond monitoring to Holistic Management of Application Performance
- MSP Guides for effective Endpoint Management Solutions
- CITRIX SYNERGY ’13: Look beyond Cloud infrastructure, says Liang
- CITRIX SYNERGY ’13: Qureshi addresses the trend of ‘mojility’
- CITRIX SYNERGY ’13: IT needs to be empowered, says Sallam
- CITRIX SYNERGY ’13: Christiancen highlights the need for collaboration
- CITRIX SYNERGY ’13: Devices will change how people work, says Duursma
Attack on Telenor was part of large cyberespionage operation with Indian origins: report
Box buys iOS app to improve its own
Growing mobile malware threat swirls (mostly) around Android
Barracuda Networks raises free capacity of Copy.com to 15GB
Coke gives peace a chance ( +16 photos)