Apple's iMac Accounts for Nearly 33 Percent of All-In-One PC Sales
January 5, 2012 9:51 AM
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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
, 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.
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, Apple is also looking to revamp its all-in-one iMac this year with a 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge platform.
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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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