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MacBooks boost Apple's laptop market share

Apple fourth in US behind HP, Tosh & Gateway

Apple's MacBooks are continuing to show strong growth in the industry as the company's notebook share jumped almost two percent in May, according to market research firm NPD.

Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pros rose from 12.5 percent in April 2007 to 14.3 percent share of the market in May 2007. While the desktops didn't make out as well, they still rose from 10.2 percent to 10.4 percent over the same time period.

Apple's notebook share puts the company in fourth place behind HP, Toshiba and Gateway.

Apple recently upgraded its MacBook Pros, adding Intel's new Santa Rosa chipset. The MacBook was upgraded in May with a faster processor. See our review of Apple's Santa Rosa MacBook.

www.macworld.com


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