updated 06:00 pm EST, Wed March 5, 2008
Apple ninth in laptops
Apple sits ninth overall in laptop sales, but also has the third highest rate of growth, according to a recent study performed by The NPD Group. According to the study, Apple had moved through 1.34 million laptops during the quarter, earning 4.1-percent market share, which is up 38-percent from the year ago quarter. HP remained the top brand, claiming 20.1-percent market share, by moving 6.66 million laptops, up from 4.69 million last year.
Acer's acquisition of Gateway and Packard Bell allowed it to steal Dell's number two spot, boasting sales of 5.25 million, versus Dell's 4.64 million units. Acer sits at 15.9-percent market share, while Dell accounts for 14-percent.
Toshiba and Lenovo round out the top five with 8.6- and 8.2-percent share respectively.