Apple PC sales enjoy bumper sales in Q4

Tech Trader Daily reports that sales of Apple PC have jumped by around 30 percent in Q4 alone, compared to the previous year, according to Analyst firms Gartner and International Data Corporation.

Dell, HP and Acer were ahead of Apple when it came to their respective share of the US market. Apple had the highest rise of the quartet and well ahead of the global PC shipment increase which is hovers around 15 percent.

According to IDC, more than 270 million computers have been sold in 2007 with HP unit sales rising by nearly 25 percent.

Acer did exceptionally well, partly due to the fact that they acquired a number of top PC manufacturers including Gateway, Emachines and Packard Bell in the past year, thereby increasing their share of the market to around 25 percent.

As for Apple, one cannot discard the probability that the Cupertino firm, one day, launches a range of Windows-only computers (or at least Dual Booting PCs) in a bid to increase its market share.

Meanwhile, Apple's shares fell even more yesterday, Wednesday 16th, when they dipped by 5.6 percent (USD 9.40) on the NASDAQ; Shares are now being sold at USD 159.64.