Apple becomes top five PC vendor in Western Europe

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Gartner have just released its quarterly estimates of PC sales in Western Europe for the third quarter of 2011 where notably it shows that Apple have charged up to propel on the declining market to become part of the top five PC vendors in the region. The Cupertino-giant sales in Western Europe were up 19.6% year-over-year within the overall decline of 11.4% for the market.

The research firm also revealed  data breakdown for the United Kingdom, France and Germany where it highlights UK as the only one of those countries where Apple ranked in the top five. Apple registered 21.8% year-over-year growth there landed it in fourth place with 7.8% of the market, although Samsung’s 39% growth takes strong it was still left a little behind Big A with 7.3% of the market.

MacRumors also reported about “Gartner last month released preliminary numbers for the U.S. and worldwide markets, finding that Apple had taken 12.9% of the U.S. PC market during the third quarter, a substantial jump quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year, as well as a continuation of a long-term trend that has seen Apple increasing its share of the U.S. PC market.”

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