Apple iPad Drives The Growth of Mobile-PC Shipment In Q1 2012: Accounts 22.5% Market Share

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In terms of mobile PC shipments, Q1 of the fiscal 2012 was substantially lucrative for mobile device manufactures. A research Analysis firm “NPD” has reportedly released a status of mobile PC manufacturers in Q1 of this year. Apple shipped 17.2 million mobile PCs in Q1 of the fiscal 2012, up 118% year-over-year. iPad played vital role in company’s total mobile PC shipments in Q1 of this year, accounted 80% to overall shipments, a 162% growth year-over-year. In Q1, 2012, 76.2 million mobile PCs were shipped, drop 15% compare to the prior quarter. However, overall mobile PC shipments grew by 30% year-over-year, with 124% growth of Tablet PC and 12% mount up of notebook and mini-notes y/y.

As per regional perspective, China played crucial role in shipment growth for the quarter, recorded 13% mobile PCs growth in Q1 of the fiscal 2012 compare to the prior quarter, while its ‘Tablet PC’ and ‘notebook and mini-note PC’ shipments segments  recorded a growth of 12% and 16% respectively in the quarter compare to the prior quarter.

Top Five Mobile PC Shipments Ranking

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Apple dominated in total mobile PC shipments, grabbed 22.5% of market share in Q1 of the fiscal 2012, followed by HP, Acer, Lenovo and Dell with 11.6%, 9%, 7.7% and 7.3% market shares respectively. However, Lenovo outstandingly performed in India in Q1 of the fiscal 2012, captured 15.8%  market share, followed by Dell with 50.0 %.

Top Five Notebook And Mini-Note PC Shipments Ranking

In terms of notebook and mini-note PC shipments, HP dominated in Q1 of the fiscal 2012 with 16.2%, followed by Acer, Lenovo, Dell and Asus with 11.9%, 10.6%, 10.2% and 8.1% respectively. HP shipped 8.9 million units in the quarter, followed by Acer, Lenovo and Dell with 6.5 million, 5.8 million and 5.6 million units respectively.

Top Five Tablet PC Shipments Ranking By Brand

Undoubtedly, Apple is the biggest player in Tablet PC market, accounted 62.8% of the market share alone in the quarter, followed by Samsung, Amazon and RIM with 7.5%, 4% and 2.3% market share respectively. Astoundingly, Amazon came at the third notch in the Q1 of the fiscal 2012 from second position in Q4 of the last year. However, Samsung did good business in last quarter, sold 1.6 million Tablets.

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It’s pretty clear from the report that how Apple is dominating in the mobile Tablet PC shipments worldwide, while HP is leading in notebook and mini-notebook shipments. Overall, Apple has been ranked first in mobile PC shipments in Q1 of the fiscal 2012 with 22.6% of the market share.

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