“Canalys combines traditional PC and Tablet shipments to determine which vendors are tops in the Personal Computing market,” Chuck Jones explains for Forbes. “Due to the impact tablets have on desktop and notebook PCs I believe this is an appropriate way to analyze the computing market. While smartphones also have a large amount of compute power, due to their screen size and lower impact on the traditional PC market they are best left to their own segment.”
“Apple is the number one vendor when tablets are included vs. in a traditional PC analysis it does not show up in Gartner’s or IDC’s top 5 vendors,” Jones reports. “Lenovo shipped approximately 12.65 million PCs and about 1.5 million tablets putting it in second place.”
Jones reports, “HP shipped about 300,000 tablets and has a tenuous hold on third place as Samsung is coming on strong.”
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