Feeds

Apple, HP US retail sales surge

Both vendors' sales grow well above industry average. Compaq didn't though

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

Hewlett-Packard and Apple both experienced retail surges in January, according to the latest figures from market research company Intelect ASW Marketing Services. Apple saw sales through US retail outlets in January grow by 176 per cent on the sales it achieved for the same period last year. HP's retail sales increased by 111 per cent. US Retail PC sales grew by 24 per cent overall, said Intelect, based on its survey of 4900 outlets. That compares well with researcher PC Data's figures for the same period, which claimed retail sales grew 21.7 per cent. PC Data also found two of the top five best-selling desktop PCs in the retail channel were HP boxes, taking the top and number three slots. Apple's iMac was the fourth best-selling machine, suggesting that while sales are being maintained, the initial furore over the stylish consumer computer, which ensured it was the top-selling PC in the retail channel for most of the final half of 1998, is over. Still, Apple's showing in the top five is impressive, given the company's lower profile in the retail arena than that of HP or Compaq. It's also noteworthy that the iMac in question is the original 233MHz edition -- clearly Apple's initial difficulties supplying the multi-colour 266MHz iMac to the retail channel hit that machine's standing in the chart. Intelect's figures placed Compaq at the top of the retail chart, though its 15 per cent sales increase was below the industry average. Packard-Bell/NEC, which ranked fourth, behind IBM, was the only top-six supplier to experience a downturn in sales, of 57 per cent. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.