Apple’s iPad fuelled a 30% year on year rise in global mobile PC shipments during Q1, according to new stats from NPD DisplaySearch, as adoption of the tablet continues. Apple grabbed 22.5% of the worldwide mobile PC market, which NPD defines as laptops and tablets, with 80% of that total comprised by the iPad. Apple shipped 17.2m mobile PC units in total during the quarter, with HP its closest competitor, shipping 8.9m units. In the tablet market, Apple controls nearly two-thirds of global shipments with 13.6m, some way ahead of nearest rival Samsung, which shipped 1.6m devices to take just 7.5%. Overall, mobile PC shipments totalled 76.2m during the quarter, while tablet shipments jumped 124% compared to last year, illustrating the iPad’s continuing dominance in the market that it kick-started.
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