PC Sales Are Up, Macs Getting Even More Popular

Analyst firms Gartner and International Data Corporation (IDC) are reporting similar findings, that the computer market is growing. This is good news for everyone.

On a worldwide level the big dogs are HP, Dell and Acer, with a third of the world's PC sales going to those companies. The same trio of companies also gets more than half of the computer sales that happen in the United States.

For those of you in the U.S., have you noticed, especially in cafes and classrooms, that there seem to be a lot more laptops with the glowing fruit logo in the back? There's numbers to back up the increasing number of Macs floating around.

Depending on whose numbers you look at, Apple is now either the third or fourth biggest computer seller in the U.S.

Here are the early numbers for top computer sellers in the U.S. of A, from both the IDC and Gartner.


And here are the numbers for the rest of the world, also from IDC and Gartner.

Sources: Gartner, IDC

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  • damasvara
    Macs? I thinl I'll still go with PCs, thank you...
  • darkchazz
    More mac users = more idiots who know nothing about hardware and just trying to look cool.
  • Fendulon
    Macs have become cool, so people buy them. They are ridiculously overpriced... no thanks. I've never recommended a Mac to somebody because it's so expensive, and honestly there's nothing a Mac can do that a PC can't. And viruses, well that's just user error, I haven't had one in many years.
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  • ulysses35
    Americans loves their Macs ? that doesnt surprise me - typical it costs more so must be better.
  • damasvara
    Macs? I thinl I'll still go with PCs, thank you...
  • Marco925
    Woot, Asus 5th Place? geez only a few years ago their notebook market was nothing.