Apple, which continues to buck the trend of an eroding consumer PC market, leveraged the consumer-heavy holiday season to retake third place with a 12.7% share of the U.S. personal computer market, according to the latest data from the IDC research group. The Mac has gained market share for 35 out of the last 36 quarters.
According to IDC, the top five U.S. personal computer vendors, and their market share, are: HP (28.1%), Dell (23.9%), Apple (12.7%; that’s up 8.9% year-over-year), Lenovo (12.5%), and ASUS (7.1%).
Apple is also now in fourth place when it comes to global PC market share. According to IDC the top five global vendors, and their market share, are: Lenovo (20.7%); HP (19.4%), Dell (14.1%; that’s up 6.2% year-over-year); Apple (7.5%), and Acer (7.1%).
The Gartner research group, in new report, has Apple’s US market share at 12.8%, and its global PC market share at 7.5%.