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Apple to 'Take Control' of Laptop Market in 2006

Apple to 'Take Control' of Laptop Market in 2006

by , 4:45 PM EST, December 19th, 2005

Projections by the Topology Research Institute show Apple shipping 3.27 million laptops worldwide in 2006, a 42% jump over the 2005 number and enough to take its global market share in that category from 3.9% to 4.7%.

Jason Tan, writing for The Taipei Times, quoted Topology analyst Simon Yang as saying: "Compared to other makers which will post only moderate growth, Apple's performance is significant and worth paying attention to."

Mr. Yang expects Dell, HP, Toshiba, Acer and Lenovo "to maintain their respective positions as the world's top-five notebook makers next year," with Dell and Toshiba the only ones losing a slight amount of market share. Overall worldwide laptop shipments are expected to grow 17.8% to 69.5 million units, an increase that Mr. Yang attributes to lower prices and Intel's new dual-core processors.

The Inquirer and Macworld UK both provided links to that article.

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