Canalys claims that Apple surpassed HP and is now the largest manufacturer of "client PCs" on the planet

In the face of Apple's "resounding" results in the fourth quarter of 2011, Canalys today acknowledged that its latest forecast was somewhat conservative: Apple has already surpassed Hewlett-Packard and is now the largest manufacturer of "client PCs" in the world.

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Unlike firms like Gartner and IDC, Canalys already considers, in its research, sales of tablets with desktops, laptops and netbooks. Thus, the market as a whole would have grown 16% year on year, reaching 120 million units sold. Apart from tablets, just for you to have an idea, the market would have fallen by 0.4%.

With about 15 million iPads and 5 million Macs sold in Q4 2011, Apple would now have snapped up 17% of the total, outpacing giant HP. Behind her come Lenovo, Dell and Acer and the only five of the biggest five that grew up with Apple was Lenovo, only at a much slower pace.

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(via TNW)