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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Apple Ranks Fifth in January Notebook Computer Sales

Or does it?

Sure, Bloomberg reported it. And MacObserver and many others simply regurgitated it for your convenience.

The truth is this: Apple ranked fifth in retail notebook sales, in the US only, and excluding some key sellers. Since the number one/two PC maker, Dell, does not sell PCs in the retail market, and because sales at Wal-Mart, the biggest retailer in the US, are not included, this statistic should be taken for what it is: Utter nonsense.

Sorry, I know I'm the jerk for pointing this out. But this is a pointless "statistic" that is being taken as truth.


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