∞ Apple's Mac market share grows 18.9% in first quarter

Overall PC shipments fell in the first quarter of 2011 in the United States, but Apple gained.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]In fact, Apple’s market share gains were the highest among the top companies, according to a new report from market research firm, Gartner.

Apple shipped 1.25 million Macs in the first quarter of 2010 and 1.49 million in the first quarter of 2011. The company’s market share grew from 7.3 percent in 2010 to 9.3 percent in 2011.

Looking at market share growth, the only other company to show growth in the first quarter was Toshiba. It grew by 10.9 percent over the same time last year.

HP fell 3.5 percent, Dell fell 12.1 percent, and Acer fell 24.9 percent.

  • “Acer fell 24.9 percent”

    Wow! That’s a huge number. Whatever could have caused a drop like that?

    • Anonymous

      People dumping netbooks like hot cakes.

      • Anonymous

        Why would anyone dump a hot cake? At least wait until they’ve cooled off to throw them out!

        • Anonymous

          🙂 Mixed metaphor duly noted…. 🙂

  • Pjtmgt

    Apple’s eating everyone’s lunch. The iPad’s eating the low end; the MacBooks the high end. Get ready for the fallout!

    • Neil Anderson

      Are they serving hot cakes? Cause apparently there’s going to be a lot of them dumped.

  • Anonymous

    And the source of this information is?

    • Pilgrim

      The article said that the source is, “according to a new report from market research firm, Gartner.”

  • I just bought my first Mac and I’m never going back.