Apple to overtake HP as top global PC vendor in 2012

Tuesday 22 November 2011 | 11:15 CET | News
Apple will overtake HP to become the leading global PC vendor before the second half of 2012, according to a study by Canalys. Demand for tablets, and especially Apple's iPad, are radically changing the dynamics of the PC industry, already propelling Apple into second place in the worldwide PC market in Q3 2011. Canalys expects global PC shipments will reach 415 million this year, up 15 percent year-on-year. Total pad shipments are expected to reach 59 million units, including over 22 million in Q4 alone. While the iPad will dominate in Q4, the recently announced Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet

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Categories: IT / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / HP
Countries: World
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