Apple’s choices regarding its notebooks have not been as welcome as expected. The lack of more USB ports and the absence of the physical function bar in the new MacBooks Pro they are recurring complaints among those interested in technology or potential buyers. And, even with its high prices and all the regrets, Apple still managed to enter the ranking of best-selling notebooks worldwide.
According to a new survey conducted by TrendForce, the MacBooks line was able to achieve very large sales figures in the third quarter of 2017, giving Apple the fourth place in the ranking of best selling laptops worldwide.
Apple continued strong sales of its 12-inch products in the second quarter and, in the third, sales focused on the new MacBook Pro models, registering 4.43 million units sold in the period and a quarterly increase of 11.3% .
Overall notebook sales increased by an impressive 6.8% compared to the previous quarter and grew 0.9% year-on-year, reaching 42.69 million units sold.
With the biggest quarterly increase and sales of 11 million units, the HP secured the top of the list. TrendForce stated that, by the end of the year, the company will be able to reach the annual goal of 40 million units, guaranteeing its first place in the 2017 global sales ranking.
THE Lenovo, which went through dark times in the first half of 2017, managed to rebound very well, selling 8.58 million units in the last quarter, which guaranteed a quarterly growth of 6.5%. The forecast is that the company will still grow from 1% to 3% in the fourth quarter.
Keeping its third place, with 6.65 million units sold, it is Dell and its humble 1.4% quarterly increase. Right after that, in fourth place, our dear Apple took the lead of ASUS (3.82 million units, down 4.3%) and the Acer (3.31 million, growth of 2.8%).
Tim Cook said in the latest financial results announcement that the Macs division reached $ 25.8 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2017. All of these figures show that, despite the huge increase in sales of smartphones and tablets, notebooks still remain with solid and growing sales.