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Consider this: Apple's retail market share is 14 percent, and two-thirds for PCs costing $1,000 or more.

Should I repeat those numbers? The share data is for first-quarter brick-and-mortar stores, as tabulated by the NPD Group. Apple's market share is but one measure of success. Sales growth is way up, while Windows desktop PC sales are way down.

"In notebooks they're growing two times the market," said Stephen Baker, NPD's vice president of industry analysis. "Windows notebooks are pretty much flat right now."

For the first quarter, Windows notebooks had "zero percent" growth year over year, Stephen said. By comparison, Apple notebooks had "50 to 60 percent growth."

On the desktop, "They're up 45 percent," he continued. "The [overall] market is down 20 percent. Windows desktops would be down 25 percent." The figures are also for first quarter.
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To some extent, Apple’s (AAPL) share of this market is growing by default. Companies like HP (HPQ), Dell (DELL) and Lenovo ship enormous quantities of PCs at price points between $500 and $750, whereas the only Macintosh that sells for less than $1,000 is the $599 Mini.
From Apple Watch and Fortune via Slashdot.
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The problem with NPD stats are.... "data is for first-quarter brick-and-mortar stores". They don't ever include online sales (which is how PC gaming numbers are skewed from the same source). I would think people who buy high-end or even general computer know how to go online.
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I wouldn't really call $1000 the cutoff for high end - especially where notebooks are concerned. But I have to say that if it only includes brick-and-mortar that the numbers are very impressive. Not too many stores sell Macs and Apple stores are pretty new
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I wouldn't really call $1000 the cutoff for high end - especially where notebooks are concerned. But I have to say that if it only includes brick-and-mortar that the numbers are very impressive. Not too many stores sell Macs and Apple stores are pretty new
Don't Best Buy and Circuit City sell Macs?
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The problem with NPD stats are.... "data is for first-quarter brick-and-mortar stores". They don't ever include online sales (which is how PC gaming numbers are skewed from the same source). I would think people who buy high-end or even general computer know how to go online.
This is very true, I would have commented on this in the OP, but thats not what a news OP is for in my opinion. Apples true total market share is something like 6.6% for Q1 2008. What is significant though, is the alarming growth that Apple is experiencing, they are up 32% over Q1 2007.
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Don't Best Buy and Circuit City sell Macs?
CC doesn't sell Macs
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post #7 of 68
Well what Mac ISN'T over $1000? The Mac Mini. That's IT. EVERY Mac besides that is $1000 and up.

My notebook counts in those sales figures

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Don't Best Buy and Circuit City sell Macs?
Best Buy does. They have mini "Apple Stores" inside now.
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Don't Best Buy and Circuit City sell Macs?
CC doesn't. Just Best Buy and Apple stores
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Consider this: Apple's retail market share is 14 percent, and two-thirds for PCs costing $1,000 or more.

Should I repeat those numbers? The share data is for first-quarter brick-and-mortar stores, as tabulated by the NPD Group. Apple's market share is but one measure of success. Sales growth is way up, while Windows desktop PC sales are way down.
Realize that doesn't take into account the performance or price-to-performance of said hardware.

Expensive doesn't necessarily mean good.

Would you like to buy my 80286 for a thousand bucks? How about I put OSX on it for you..... then it might sell to a certain croud. (I kid, I kid.)
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the best buy's around me do not sell mac's
the only thing we had that sold them was a compusa
i did see an airport extreme (apple's wireless router) in best buy once and asked them if they were going to be carrying more apple stuff and the customer service guy was like yeah.
but i havent seen the airport extreme in a while and no other apple items :-/
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