That slump hit Asus hardest, seeing a 40.1% dip in its share of the market last quarter, compared with the same period in 2016.
But Apple and its Mac computer lineup took some lumps, too. The Mac’s share of PC sales last quarter was down 9.6% over the same period a year ago.
It wasn’t all bad news, though. HP saw its market share zip up 6.5% over the same period, marking five straight quarters of such growth.
Finally, while Gartner doesn’t track sales of Apple iPads or Google’s low-cost Chromebook laptops – reasoning that they don’t compete for the same users as the mainstream PC – the firm does say that Chromebooks are growing like crazy. In 2016, Chromebooks grew 38%, far outpacing the 6% shrinkage of the overall PC market, it says.
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