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  (Source: msu.edu)
Apple now owns 10.6 percent of the U.S. PC market

Detractors of Apple's Mac computers often point to the machines' relatively high price of entry and small market share when looking at the overall PC market (Microsoft still dominates thanks to a plethora of Windows-based machines). However, when compared to other PC manufacturers, Apple is doing quite well (at least in the United States).

The latest statistics from IDC show that Apple has now moved into third place for PC shipments in the U.S. Apple's shipments grew a whopping 24 percent for Q3, which gave Apple 10.6 percent of the market. Dell's shipments actually dropped 4.9 percent giving it a 23.1 percent share of the market, while HP's shipments increased 2.7 percent to give it 24.3 percent of the market and first place overall.

Acer and Toshiba took fourth place and fifth place respectively.

Even though HP and Dell each more than double Apple's U.S. market share, Apple has the high-end covered. Apple owns over 91 percent of the $1,000+ PC market which has helped to fuel its record revenue growth.

"Apple's influence on the PC market continues to grow, particularly in the U.S., as the company's iPad has had some negative impact on the mini-notebook market. But, the halo effect of the device also helped propel Mac sales and moved the company into the number three position in the U.S. market," said Bob O'Donnell, IDC's vice president for Clients and Displays.

When it comes to global sales, Apple doesn't even register in the top six. For Q3, the top global players were HP followed by Acer, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS and Toshiba.

"Despite a sluggish start, the quarter ended with a good rally in September which could be a good prelude for what is ahead," said IDC research analyst Jay Chou. "Lower PC component costs, budding excitement around new media-centric form factors and continued business buying should still make for a competitive holiday season.”

The good news on the Apple front comes on the same day that shares of the stock closed above $300 for the first time in the company's history.



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it makes perfect sense
By GruntboyX on 10/13/2010 9:46:47 PM , Rating: 5
Its easy to figure. They stayed to their principals. You get a high quality product and excellent customer service. Every PC vendor cuts corners and puts up barriers to supporting you. Try asking for Restore Disks, your met with stiff resistance. Try getting a computer sans crapware, its impossible. Its a great retail experience, that other companies just dont mimic. Unfortunately I stick with the PC, because I really do like Windows, and willing to go the through the extra effort to just remove the crapware, and work around the restore disks. Since I have a good personal comfort working with Windows, I dont feels the quality support is a necessity.

However I can see how others don't feel that way. I wish a PC vendor would take that initiative. Why I am keeping a close eye on the Microsoft stores. I hope it helps restore the face of the PC. As it is, I like the Microsoft Signature Images, it gives alternatives to all the bloat/crapware configurations.




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