Apple Overtakes HP, Acer as Top Mobile Computer Seller

Feb 17, 2011

According to figures released by DisplaySearch, Apple is now the dominant seller of mobile computers based on units sold, thanks in large part to sales of its popular iPad tablet. The company sold a total of 10.2 million mobile computers (which includes both laptops and tablets) during the fourth quarter of 2010, seizing 17.2% of the total market. Its nearest competitors were HP and Acer, which held shares of 15.6% and 14% respectively.

Alongside its findings, DisplaySearch noted that it believes sales of the iPad are bolstering the popularity of the company's line of notebooks. It also noted that the will likely see increased competition later in the year from competitors such as Google's Android platform, but remains the dominant tablet player for the time being.