Apple Still Sells More Computers Than Anybody Else, but Lenovo Is Closing In

Matt Rosoff, CITEworld, on what happens to PC market share numbers if you count tablets as PCs:

Apple sells more client computing devices than any other hardware vendor. That’s been the case, on and off, since early 2012. (It’s still true if you include smartphones, which I did not in this chart.)

The more interesting note is that Lenovo has surpassed HP as number two. It’s not only the top PC maker in the world, but it also fits in at number four in pure tablet sales, according to IDC — that’s new since last quarter, when it was not in the top five.

Also interesting is the mix of tablets-to-PCs for HP and Dell. Huge red flag.

Thursday, 8 August 2013