Apple gains desktop share as netbooks and laptops account for 90% of total market growth

iMac to account for 25% of desktop growth

Apple’s iMac All-in-One PC will account for a quarter of all desktop sales, as the segment declines in the face of mobile PC sales.

According to MacWorld, a report by analyst Caris and Company found that following the upate in its iMac line, Apple saw desktop sales grow by 74 per cent. This growth, coupled with the overall decline of the desktop segment, means that the vendor’s market share has grown in comparison.

The report also found that 90 per cent of the growth in the PC market will be generated by sales of netbooks and laptops.

“We continue to model note/netbook accounting for greater than 90 per cent of PC unit growth in 2010, but with desktops at least now looking like they’ve stopped eroding and can resume at least some low single-digit recovery after two years of decline, driven by emerging markets, corporate workhorse use and power gamers,” said Caris and Company analyst Robert Cihra.

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