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Apple Computer Sales Share Surpasses 10.6 Percent In the U.S. Market

Gartner today released a preliminary report detailing U.S. and worldwide PC shipments for the Q3’10, reporting a 7.6% increase in worldwide PC shipments, compared with its expectations of 12.7%. It has Apple at No. 4 in the U.S., just behind Acer.

In a releated note, IDC notes that “Worldwide personal computer shipments increased by 11% in Q3, but that was about 3%age points below expectations.”

Apple bucked the trend with 24% growth in shipments in U.S., edging its way past Acer to become No. 3 vendor of personal computers in the country, shipping just under 2 million units and accounting for 10.6% of U.S. market.

Overall worldwide PC shipments came in at 89.7 million, up from 80.8 million in the same quarter last year. HP led the worldwide market with 17.6%, followed by Acer at 13% and Dell at 12.4%.

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