updated 02:55 pm EST, Fri February 3, 2006
Apple\'s European education
Apple has taken the lead in the Western European education market with 15.2 percent of the market share, according to reports. Macworld UK has confirmed that Dell now trails Apple in second place with 14.7 percent of the market, followed by Hewlett Packard at 14.2 percent, Acer at 9.5 percent, Fujitsu at 7.8 percent, and the remaining PC vendors taking 38.6 percent. Dell is still outcompeting Apple in the US, where Apple reportedly garners 22-23 percent of the education market share. Macworld UK reports that Apple's biggest European success is in Switzerland, where Apple holds 54.4 percent of the market-- Apple also ranks number one in France with 19.5 percent, Sweden with 15.2 percent, and takes second in Germany with 15.6 percent.