Counting iPads, Apple bests HP to top PC market, says researcher

HP, Lenovo and Dell fall far behind if PC market includes tablets

By , Computerworld |  Hardware, Apple, computers

Most of the PC market share reports don't include tablets, and list Dell as the third largest PC maker. The Canalys report lists Samsung, buoyed by tablet shipments, ahead of Dell, which is in fifth place. Samsung was said to ship 11.7 million PCs and tablets, and Dell shipped 9.7 million units.

Canalys also noted that Apple's tablet growth in the fourth quarter was largely driven by the demand for the iPad Mini, which accounted for more than half of the company's total tablet shipments.

Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet and Web 2.0, emerging technologies, and desktop and laptop chips for Computerworld. Follow Sharon on Twitter at @sgaudin, or subscribe to Sharon's RSS feed . Her e-mail address is sgaudin@computerworld.com.

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