Apple Claims 7% Of US Notebook Market, 5th Place

IDCis report on second quarter portable sales has Apple coming as the #5 vendor in the US market for the June quarter. C|Net is reporting that Appleis portables claimed some 7% of the US market, though the company did not place in the Top 5 in the global market. The Cupertino based company also did not place in the Top 5 in the desktop market, for which IDC released numbers in July. From C|Net:

HP, which shipped the most notebooks during the first quarter , maintained the top market-share spot during the second quarter as well. The Palo Alto, Calif., computer giant garnered 17.3 percent of the worldwide market during the quarter. Dell followed with 15.4 percent, and Toshiba had 11.2 percent. IBM took fourth with 9.6 percent of the market, followed by Fujitsu-Siemens with 6.1 percent.

The roles of HP and Dell were reversed in the US market, where Dell had the most market share with 26.6 percent. HP followed with 20.3 percent.

Toshiba and IBM were nearly tied for the third spot with 9.6 percent and 9.3 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, fifth-place Apple garnered 7 percent of the US market, and Gateway was the sixth-largest seller with 4.1 percent of the market.

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