gartner-appleApple’s 2016 MacBook Pros are expensive, but it seems that despite their hefty price tag, they might have actually helped Apple in terms of shipments in Q4 2016. According to the recent numbers from Gartner, it has been revealed that Apple’s Q4 2016 shipments has actually improved compared to the previous year’s quarter.

As you can see in the table above, Apple’s shipments in Q4 2016 accounted for 7.5% of the market, which is an improvement compared to Q4 2015 in which Apple had 7% of the market. This increase in market share puts them on par with ASUS who is sitting at 7.5% as well, although they are down from 7.9% the previous year.

Lenovo is still sitting at the top with a whopping 21.7% market share, an increase from 2015’s 20.6%. HP and Dell come in second and third respectively, and together with Lenovo they are the only Windows-based PC makers who have actually seen an increase in market share amongst the 6 that are listed above.

However despite the boost in Q4, Apple’s overall 2016 was on a decline with an overall market share of 6.9% and total shipments estimated to be around 18.6 million. This down from 2015 where Apple shipped over 20 million units and had a 7.1% market share.

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