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Mac reaches 5.2 percent of worldwide computer sales, highest since 90s

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Nov 2011 15:34 User comments (8)

Mac reaches 5.2 percent of worldwide computer sales, highest since 90s Apple Macs have reached 5.2 percent of all worldwide computer sales, the highest total since 1996, says Needham & Co. analyst Charlie Wolf.
Growth, as expected, far outpaced the overall PC market, for the 22nd straight quarter.

Mac growth was a healthy 24.6 percent compared to 5.3 for the rest of the industry.

A good portion of that growth came in the business segment which saw a 43 percent increase.

Mac sales continued to grow in the Asia-Pacific region, most notably China:

The growth of Apple's sales in China represents a perfect storm between an iconic brand and a rapidly growing middle class that's more brand-conscious than consumers in most other regions of the globe.

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8 user comments

121.11.2011 17:54

Congrats, Apple. I still wouldn't want one though. Overpriced, flashy PC with no real advantages.

221.11.2011 20:58

I'd consider buying a used Mac at a decent price, they're pretty solid computers... But I'll never buy a new one ever again.

At least they hold up a good resale value though lol


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321.11.2011 22:44

Originally posted by Morreale:
I'd consider buying a used Mac at a decent price, they're pretty solid computers... But I'll never buy a new one ever again.

At least they hold up a good resale value though lol
Other than the lack of software support, the low quality construction, the low performance parts, and the high prices, Macs are great...wait...what else is there?


421.11.2011 22:53

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Morreale:
I'd consider buying a used Mac at a decent price, they're pretty solid computers... But I'll never buy a new one ever again.

At least they hold up a good resale value though lol
Other than the lack of software support, the low quality construction, the low performance parts, and the high prices, Macs are great...wait...what else is there?
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Morreale:
I'd consider buying a used Mac at a decent price, they're pretty solid computers... But I'll never buy a new one ever again.

At least they hold up a good resale value though lol
Other than the lack of software support, the low quality construction, the low performance parts, and the high prices, Macs are great...wait...what else is there?
I think there laptops are great. I personally prefer a custom built desktop but as far as laptops go, I'd always get a Mac. Trackpads are so fluent and responsive compared to other PC manufacturers, I haven't had a problem yet nor has my friends with their 4 and 3 year old laptops respectively. They are priced high but you end up saving in the end because in my experience PC laptops break down way too easily and they can be bulky, hot, and just unappealing to look at.



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521.11.2011 23:02

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Morreale:
I'd consider buying a used Mac at a decent price, they're pretty solid computers... But I'll never buy a new one ever again.

At least they hold up a good resale value though lol
Other than the lack of software support, the low quality construction, the low performance parts, and the high prices, Macs are great...wait...what else is there?
I don't find Macs to have a low quality construction... At least my old iMac didn't. That's the only reason why I would consider one again. And as for low performance, sure you definitely get half of what you pay for, brand new, but at Kijiji prices its fairly reasonable and I'd rather buy a Mac over some HP or Acer shit.

Currently using an Asus laptop with an i7 and a GT 540M though, basically comparable to a $2250 Macbook Pro and it only cost me $750. Only thing I could complain about is the LCD, but its quality doesn't bother me much anymore.
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622.11.2011 6:46

Originally posted by plutonash:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Morreale:
I'd consider buying a used Mac at a decent price, they're pretty solid computers... But I'll never buy a new one ever again.

At least they hold up a good resale value though lol
Other than the lack of software support, the low quality construction, the low performance parts, and the high prices, Macs are great...wait...what else is there?
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by Morreale:
I'd consider buying a used Mac at a decent price, they're pretty solid computers... But I'll never buy a new one ever again.

At least they hold up a good resale value though lol
Other than the lack of software support, the low quality construction, the low performance parts, and the high prices, Macs are great...wait...what else is there?
I think there laptops are great. I personally prefer a custom built desktop but as far as laptops go, I'd always get a Mac. Trackpads are so fluent and responsive compared to other PC manufacturers, I haven't had a problem yet nor has my friends with their 4 and 3 year old laptops respectively. They are priced high but you end up saving in the end because in my experience PC laptops break down way too easily and they can be bulky, hot, and just unappealing to look at.


You can get a $300 Windows laptop that has just as much power as a $900 macbook...even if you buy one every 3 years, you are still breaking even on price while having better performance after 3 years and much better performance after 6. As for unappealing to look at, that is how I would describe the tiny screen on a $900 mac.

If you want to see mac quality, just go to the local bestbuy...keys missing from every macbook keyboard.


725.11.2011 21:29

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Other than the lack of software support, the low quality construction, the low performance parts, and the high prices, Macs are great...wait...what else is there?
Lack of software? Only games are lacking but in terms of software you have plenty of options. And the software for Mac works better and looks better than the one from PCs. And you don't have to restart after every new install and uninstall. Low quality construction? Are you brainwashed, what can be sturdier than an unibody? In terms of performance they outclass many other laptops and in terms of industrial design there is no comparison with other makers. They have the best trackpads and the best keyboards...

825.11.2011 22:41

I would never purchase a computer with closed architecture period.
You need Mac specific this and Mac specific that.

Macs are for people who just want to push the go button.

Creativity, not!

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