28 Nov '11, 4pm

PC market lifted by iPad demand, says analyst

PC market lifted by iPad demand, says analyst Peter Clarke 11/28/2011 10:44 AM EST LONDON – Global PC shipments will be 415 million units in 2011, up 15 percent year-on-year, predominantly thanks to sales of iPad tablet computers, according to market research firm Canalys Ltd. Tablet shipments are expected to reach 59 million units in 2011 with 22 million shipping in the fourth quarter. While the iPad will dominate in Q4, the recently announced Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet are also anticipated to impact the US market, Canalys said. Tablet computer popularity has propelled Apple into second place in the worldwide PC market in Q3 2011 and Canalys expcts Apple to overtake Hewlett Packard as the leading global PC vendor in the first half of 2012. "Apple has seen its PC market share expand from 9 percent to 15 percent in just four quarters, though iPad shipments in its core mark...

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