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  (Source: geekandhype.com)
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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Irrelevant!
By Magnus909 on 1/5/2012 1:23:30 PM , Rating: 2
In other news, Samsung is the best selling all-in-one TV, a.k.a tv;s with a built in digital tuner.

"All-in-one PC", a very stupid name as if the other types of PC;s are specialized (like with photoprinters vs the all-in-ones printers/scanners/copymachines). Silly!

Choose/name a niche to make you look good...

This is just a way for apple to look like they have any kind of market share when it comes to Pc;s, when in fact they have a very small overall market share worldwide.

This seems to be something that is missed by many living in USA, where Apple is doing relatively well, 10-15% compared to just a few percent in the rest of the world.




RE: Irrelevant!
By testerguy on 1/9/2012 4:25:16 AM , Rating: 2
There is a clear distinction to be made between a desktop computer which has the technology (the actual computer element) actually built in to an embedded monitor, and one which doesn't. This distinction isn't one of Apples creation either, it's one of the markets, or more fundamentally, basic logic.

In very much the same way that a laptop can be distinguished from a desktop PC - the form means they can serve purposes which a normal desktop PC can't. One very basic example, is wall mounting - you often find them utilised in hotels.


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