Apple garnered 7 percent of the U.S. market for laptop computer sales in the second quarter of 2003, making it the fifth largest seller,
according to CNET.
Based on information from the IDC research group, Dell had the top spot for U.S. sales with 26.6 percent; Hewlett Packard trailed with 20.3 percent. (Worldwide, HP was the leader with 17.3 percent, compared to Dell’s 15.4 percent). Toshiba and IBM were nearly tied for the third spot in U.S. sales with 9.6 percent and 9.3 percent, respectively. Trailing Apple was Gateway with 4.1 percent of the market. (No statistics were given for Apple’s worldwide performance during the quarter or for the company’s previous quarterly percentage.)
“Statistics published Tuesday by IDC show that industrywide notebook shipments rose by 22.4 percent globally on a year-over-year basis during the second quarter and grew by 1.5 percent from the first quarter,” CNET reports. “Meanwhile, shipments in the United States grew by 18 percent year over year and by 8 percent sequentially, IDC said.”