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Lenovo is expected to surpass Apple in 2012

While Apple seems to be doing well in the mobile department with its iPhone and iPad devices, a recent report shows that the tech giant is also seeing some successful sales numbers with its all-in-one iMac desktop.

According to DisplaySearch, a California-based research firm, Apple is ahead of the all-in-one PC game accounting for 32.9 percent of shipments in the third quarter. Lenovo followed with 22.7 percent of all-in-one sales in the third quarter, and Hewlett-Packard (HP) fell in third place with 21.4 percent.

The all-in-one PC market grew 39 percent to 14.5 million units globally last year. According to Chris Connery of DisplaySearch, all-in-ones are an area of the desktop market that will continue growing, and tech companies should focus on them.

DisplaySearch said the all-in-one market could grow to 23.3 million units by 2014.

While Apple's iMac has nearly a third of the all-in-one market, this isn't expected to last long. According to DigiTimes, 2012 will put Lenovo in first place while Apple slides to second. Apple's share is expected to fall to 24 percent with 3.8 million iMac sales while Lenovo is expected to sell 4 million all-in-one units this year.

HP is also looking to do some catching up by releasing some new members to its all-in-one family. For instance, HP will sell the HP Omni all-in-one PC starting January 8. The HP Omni starts at $1,200 and offers a 27-inch screen, Beats Audio technology, HDMI HD TV connection, optional Blu-ray disc drive and more.

According to Cult of Mac, Apple is also looking to revamp its all-in-one iMac this year with a 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge platform.

Sources: Bloomberg, Cult of Mac

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RE: suprised is actually that low
By Integral9 on 1/5/2012 11:22:38 AM , Rating: 1
it's not 2/3 of the PC market. The article said Apple has 2/3 of the All-in-One PC market.

Personally, I don't get why someone would buy a laptop that doesn't close up and you can't haul around? And frankly, I think the article is misleading as I would consider a laptop and net-books to be "All-in-One PCs" as well.

RE: suprised is actually that low
By tammlam on 1/5/2012 11:57:05 AM , Rating: 2
The article said Apple has 2/3 of the All-in-One PC market.

I believe 33% is only 1/3. I agree that a notebook is a more versatile all-in-one.

By Solandri on 1/5/2012 4:59:09 PM , Rating: 2
Generally I steer people towards notebooks instead of all-in-ones. But if it's not going to go on the road and you want a screen bigger than 17", a notebook + monitor is actually more unwieldy than an all-in-one.

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