Apple takes top spot for mobile PC vendor with 21.1 percent share

Aug 18, 2011
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Apple takes top spot for mobile PC vendor with 21.1 percent share

According to a new report from DisplaySearch, Apple has taken the top spot in worldwide mobile PC shipments in the second quarter of 2011. The company shipped 13.6 million units of mobile PCs, which includes both notebooks and tablets. This amount puts it in the lead ahead of second place HP by 3.9 million units.

Apple's mobile PC shipments made up 21.1 percent share of the market and its 13.6 million shipment figure is a 136 percent growth from the same quarter last year. HP comes in second place having shipped 9.7 million units with a 15 percent market share, followed by Dell, Acer, and Lenovo.

Almost 80 percent of the Apple's mobile PC sales were of iPads, which saw a 107 percent year-over-year growth. Notebook sales, however, remained stagnant across the board with a 2 percent drop from the previous quarter and a 2 percent increase year-over-year.

Tablet shipments in the category as a whole grew 70 percent since the previous quarter and 400 percent year-over-year. However, of the 16.4 million tablets sold, 10.7 million units were Apple's iPad. However, excluding Apple from the figures, the other vendors did see a 25 percent increase year-over-year in tablet shipments.

[via DisplaySearch]


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