Canalys today reported that the global client PC shipments rose 12% year on year in Q2 2012 while total pad shipments increased 75% to 24 million units, representing 22% of all PCs. Apple lead the chart with an estimated 19% share of global PC shipments, helped by strong iPad sales. Samsung was the leading Android pad vendor in Q2, while Asus made the biggest gains this quarter, particularly in States’ following the launch of the TF300.
Although Windows PC shipments continued to disappoint in contrast to pads, Ultrabooks have not hit the price points exciting large numbers of buyers. Windows overall market share dropped to a new low to 73%, whereas Intel’s share also hit an all-time low with falling below to 70%. HP was the second largest PC vendor in Q2 with 12% share.
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