Mac laptop sales set a new sales record during the holiday quarter

Apple’s Mac sales scored an all-time record in the company’s history by shipping more than 6.6 million Mac laptops during the holiday quarter (quarter four of 2021), according to Strategy Analytics. That’s an 11% growth from quarter four of 2020.

The Mac now has 9% of the global laptop market based on sales of 24.5 million laptops in 2021. It’s preceded by Lenovo (24% global market share), HP (22%), and Dell (17%). Year-over-year Mac laptop sales grew 26%. Other key points from the Strategy Analytics report:

  • Lenovo shipped (sell-in) 16.2 million units in Q4 2021 (calendar year), representing -9% growth decline and +6% growth compared to previous quarter
  • HP maintained the second position as shipments reached 14.5 million in Q4 2021 at a -4% decline year-over-year
  • Dell registered record notebook PC shipments of 13.2 million units, a 14% growth rate year-on-year and 8% growth compared to previous quarter.
  • Acer returned to the top 5 ranks by shipping 5.2 million units, a sequential 6% growth compared to the previous quarter which was negatively impacted by supply issues.
Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.