Acer sinks to fifth place in US PC shipments, Apple takes third

By Matthew · 9 replies
Jul 14, 2011
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  1. IDC and Gartner have released fresh reports detailing the state of the PC industry. According to both research houses, global PC shipments in the second quarter grew by 2.3% to…

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  2. And nothing of value was lost.
  3. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +69

    Apple must be including phones.
  4. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    Apple is at 10.7% now? Yikes
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    That does beg a question, what exactly defines a "PC" these days? Aren't they counting tablets?
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    This story is impressive, considering all the effort Apple has put into distancing themselves from the PC market. "Hi I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC"
  7. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    According to IDC "PCs include Desktops, Portables, Mini Notebooks and do not include handhelds, x86 Servers and Media Tablets (i.e. iPad and Android-based Tablets). "
  8. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

  9. People that want to be told what to buy will be in line for an apple...... Anyone that knows anything about computers will build their own pc for half the price.
  10. This is only US sales... If you follow the IDC and Gartner links and look at the worldwide lists, Apple isn't even on there... or, at least, they're grouped into the "other" category with the rest. 1.HP, 2.Dell, 3.Lenovo, 4. Acer, 5. Asus, (6.Toshiba :Gartners), and then just "Others" which makes up 1/3 of the market... but still, that's all other manufacturers... sure, Apple is there... but so is Sony, Samsung, MSI, Compaq, Panasonic, Gateway, Alienware, eMachines, HANNSPREE, fujitsu, CyberpowerPC, etc.

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