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Apple Notches Best MacBook Quarter Ever Even as The Notebook Market Declines

Laptops continued to struggle this year as shipments declined -15% compared to last year, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics. However, Apple’s Mac laptops are the exception. 

Apple was the only vendor to deliver positive results among top 7 personal computing vendors as shipments reached 8.1 million units (26% year-on-year growth) during the quarter. Apple sold 8.1 million Mac laptops in the time period for 14% of the global notebook market share. It ranks fourth among worldwide laptop makers.

According to Strategy Analytics, Lenovo remains on top spot with 23% market share and 12.8 million units in quarter three of 2022 (calendar year). This represented a -16% decline from the 15.3 million shipped the year prior and flat compared to the previous quarter.

HP secured second position with 17% market share and 9.5 million shipments in the third quarter, a -32% decline compared to the similar period last year.

Dell maintained the third position and importantly closed the gap with HP; during the third quarter. Dell’s shipments reached over nine million units at a -25% year-on-year decline.

Asus secured the fifth spot with nearly 8% market share as they managed to ship 4.3 million notebook PCs, a -16% decline year-over-year.

“The commercial segment continued to perform better for most vendors compared to the pre-pandemic level as upgrades continued across businesses, while consumer volume continued to be challenging for all vendors except Apple,” says Industry Analyst Chirag Upadhyay. “Apple had a great quarter for MacBook PCs shipments and revenue, as they managed to deliver backlog orders which were mainly upgrades, plus MacBooks with the new M2 chipset driving sales across several regions.”

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.