NPD's DisplaySearch: Apple's Share Reached 17.2% in Q4, iPad Shipments Propel Apple Top Seller of Mobile PCs

According to preliminary results from the DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report, Apple shipped 10.2 million laptops and iPads in the quarter, giving it a 17.2% share of the mobile computing market compared to HP's 15.6% share.Among the top five brands in the mobile PC market, Toshiba was the only other company to […]

According to preliminary results from the DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report, Apple shipped 10.2 million laptops and iPads in the quarter, giving it a 17.2% share of the mobile computing market compared to HP's 15.6% share.

Among the top five brands in the mobile PC market, Toshiba was the only other company to exhibit Y/Y shipment growth. Toshiba's shipments increased 15% Y/Y, to over 5.1 million units in Q4'10, as it maintained its #5 position in market share. HP, Acer Group (including Founder shipments), and Dell took the #2, #3, and $4 positions, respectively. The top five brands accounted for 65.4% of the total mobile PC market.

In Q4'10, worldwide mobile PC shipments (including tablet PCs) reached 59.6 million, up 8% Q/Q and 17% Y/Y, the highest volume since DisplaySearch first began to track this segment in 1999. Growth of notebook PC shipments, excluding tablets, was weak in Q4'10, up 4% Q/Q and 1% Y/Y.

Here's Mary Meeker's slide comparing the first three months of the iPad to the iPhone and iPod:

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