Shipments of Macs are up despite declining PC market
According to research firm Gartner, shipments of Macs are on the rise despite a generally declining PC market.
In the first quarter of this year, shipments of Mac increased by nearly 200,000 units to 4.2 million units. This translates to a growth of around 4.5% and a market share of 6.8%, which makes Apple the fifth largest PC vendor.
Overall, the entire PC market saw shipments fall by 2.4% or over 1.5 million units.
The top three PC vendors are Lenovo with about 12.3 million units shipped, HP with 12.1 million units shipped, and Dell with 9.3 million units shipped. All three brands also enjoyed modest growths.
ASUS is in fourth with 4.5 million units shipped, but it saw a sharp decline in growth of over 14%. In the same quarter last year, it shipped over 5.2 million units.
Acer also saw its shipments fall, but by a smaller margin of 1.8% or just over 70,000 units.