Macs continue to see sales growth despite decline in U.S. PC shipments

Gartner early 2015 PC shipments

Gartner is a good source of information when it comes to shipments and sales, and according to a new report from the firm, Apple’s Mac continues to see positive growth.

According to the newest report, Apple shipped nearly 1.7 million PCs in the first quarter of 2015. Compare that to the 1.5 million the company shipped in the first quarter of 2014, and it’s obvious that Macs are trending well these days. However, on the other side of the coin, overall PC growth in the first quarter of 2015 is down 1.3 percent in the United States, when compared to the first quarter of last year.

Moreover, overall PC shipments in the first quarter of 2015 is reportedly down to 13.9 million, a change from the 14 million made last year.

During the quarter, Apple managed to capture 12 percent of the market, which is a stark rise from the 10.9 percent market it held in the first quarter of 2014. According to the Gartner report, this positions Apple as the third-largest PC retailer in the United States, and still falls behind the likes of HP (first, with 3.6 million shipments) and Dell (second, with 3.2 million).

Rounding out the list, Lenovo in fourth position shipped just over 1.6 million, while ASUS shipped just under a million units.

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[via Gartner]