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IDC: Mac grows more than PC again; Brazil sells 100 thousand tablets in 2010

Two surveys released this week by IDC gave an updated view on the situation of the computer and tablet market, making good references to Apple. In the first case, the Mac surpassed the growth of the PC industry for the 19th time, maintaining the company's small gains over its industry competitors.

In the last quarter, Apple grew six times more than its competitors in the computer market around several segments (especially business and government), maintaining a positive performance that has been seen since 2005. If the company repeats the feat in April, it will complete five years ahead of the growth of the entire PC industry.

J in Brazil, IDC conducted a survey related to the tablet market and found that 100 thousand devices in this category were sold here over the past year, the majority being iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tabs. Although it is too early to conclude (since these devices only came here in late 2010 and attracted the most tech enthusiasts), the research firm believes that sales will exceed 300,000 units this year, but are more influenced by home users and the educational market.