Market research resource NPD Techworld reports that Apple was number five among desktop computer manufacturers for January in dollar terms, according to a new
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Apple had 3.8 percent of the category. The top four were Compaq (31.8 percent), Hewlett Packard (30.9 percent), E-Machines (14.3 percent) and IBM (7.8 percent). Apple didn’t place in the top five among laptop makers. They were Toshiba (26.6 percent), Compaq (24.3 percent), IBM (19.9 percent), HP (11.4 percent), and Sony (8.4 percent).
The report doesn’t mention unit sales figures, which may be why Dell didn’t pop up on the lists. The list was based on top retail hardware sales.