Apple Replaces HP as No 1 PC Maker

Apple Replaces HP as No 1 PC Maker

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 08:01 Hrs
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Bangalore: Tablet boom along with the boost in iPad sales helped Apple to become world’s number one PC vendor, beating HP, Lenovo and Dell according to a research from Canalys.

Canalys is one of the first firms to include tablets in PC sales, reflecting the ongoing trend. According to the research, tablets helped global PC market to grow 16 percent higher in the fourth quarter compared to the previous year. Excluding tablets, the market fell 0.4 percent from a year ago.

Apple sold 15.4 million iPads alone in the last quarter of previous year, whereas a research from IDC estimated the worldwide shipping of PC’s by HP to be just 15.1 million in Q4. Lenovo was in 3rd position with shipping of 13 million followed by Dell with 11.9 million units.

Even though the sales were high, the tablet did not generate more revenue, as the Average Sales Price (ASP) of an iPad was $593 compared to the Global desktop ASP of $600 and Laptop ASP of $758.

With the sales figures like this, more analyst firms are expected to include tablets in their future PC market forecasts.

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