According to Gartner research the big winner in computer sales in the U.S.was Apple (AAPL), which saw shipments rise 37 percent, according to Gartner, to 1.3 million units. That gave it a market share of 8.1 percent.
In its home market, Dell (DELL) managed to keep its No. 1 ranking, but saw shipments fall 5.5 percent to 4.8 million units. That gives it a 29 percent market share, narrowly ahead of HP’s (HPQ) 4.2 million units and 26 percent market share.
Douglas A. McIntyre