Canalys says that in the second quarter of this year PC sales, which include tablets such as iPads, rose 12% over the same quarter last year, with Apple leading the way with 19.4% of the units shipped. The iPad accounted for much of that lead, the firm says. HP, Lenovo, Acer and Dell followed in that order.
Windows-based devices accounted for most PC sales - 73% - but Canalys flagged this as the lowest percentage share the platform has had.
When broken out from general PC sales, tablet shipments rose 75% over last year and account for 24% of all PC sales, the firm says.
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