“If tablets are computers, Apple’s share of the global market now dwarfs its competitors,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“Deutsche Bank’s Chris Whitmore came away from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas unimpressed with what Apple’s (AAPL) rivals had to offer in the way of tablet computers,” P.E.D. reports. “As if to underscore his point, Whitmore’s note to clients Friday included the above chart, showing what IDC’s picture of the global computer market would look like if the tracking firm counted tablets as computers.”

Global computing marketshare including and excluding iPad

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MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, iPads are personal computers, perhaps the most personal of all computers, and any tracking firm that continues to fail to include them in their personal computer tallies runs the risk of losing much credibility and usefulness. Get with the times IDC and Gartner!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]

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