March 20th 2007
By Mike Flaminio
Apple took 4.1% of the notebook market in 2006, according to figures published by Display Search, as reported by Mac Daily News.
In Q4 2006, the biggest notebook vendors worldwide were HP, Dell, Acer, Toshiba and Lenovo. Apple sold over 1.036 million notebooks in Q3 2006, while Apple shipped 634,000 notebooks in Q3 2005, a 56% improvement year-over-year improvement. In Q4 2006 versus Q3 2005, Apple's performance was even more impressive, with a 65% increase in unit shipments.
Notebook shipments are predicted to rise to 97 million units this year, with aggressive discounting and free upgrades on both high and low-end systems.