Apple Notebook Sales Surge by 61% in Latest Report

In recent market updates, DisplaySearch, a prominent analytics firm, has revealed that Apple has experienced a significant 61% increase in notebook sales from the first quarter of 2007 to the same period in 2008. During this interval, Apple’s shipments soared to more than 1.4 million units, up from nearly 900,000 units the previous year.

This impressive growth places Apple just slightly behind Asus, which reported a 67% increase, leading the growth chart among notebook manufacturers, most of whom reported increases in the 20% to 40% range.

On the downside, despite these gains, Apple still ranks seventh in the global notebook market, holding a 4.6% share. This positions Apple behind market leaders such as HP with 20.8%, Dell with 15.1%, and Acer with 14.7%, but still ahead of Asus at 4.3% and Sony at 4.2%.

It appears that Asus’s significant growth may be largely attributed to the popularity of the Eee PC subnotebook, which has become a favorite among tech enthusiasts for its compact size and the option to run either Linux or Windows operating systems.

If current trends persist, Apple’s share of the notebook market is expected to continue its upward trajectory through 2008.

[Source: DisplaySearch]

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