Lenovo claims to be beating Mac in U.S. sales



Mac sales have been growing impressively for the past few years, but according to a new press release they’ve run into a Lenovo-shaped obstacle in their climb.

That’s according to new figures released by (surprise, surprise) Lenovo, which claims that it has overtaken Apple in personal computer sales in the U.S. market for the first time ever. If these figures are accurate, it means that Lenovo has kicked Apple aside to take third place in the U.S., taking its position behind PC giants Dell and HP.

Lenovo’s data is based on figures gathered over the past three months, alongside additional numbers from the IDC. Interestingly, Gartner places Lenovo behind Apple, in fourth place, meaning that you can pick and choose which figures you believe are more accurate.

In their statement, Lenovo notes that:

“For the first time, Lenovo’s EMEA revenue surpassed its China PC revenue in the quarter, while in the US, Lenovo surpassed Apple to take the number three position in PC shipments in the fourth quarter.”

Adding the total PCs and tablets sold into a single category, Lenovo claims that it has sold 64 million devices, up 18% year over year. As per Lenovo’s CEO and Chairman, Yuanqing Yang: “The record sales and profits that we delivered last year prove that Lenovo can grow and deliver its commitments, no matter the market conditions.”

Do you think Lenovo can keep its momentum going, or will Apple take back the number 3 position in the U.S. next quarter?

Either way, it’s safe to assume that someone on the iMac sales side is going to be having a less than sunny day in Cupertino today.

Source: Lenovo

Via: Ubergizmo


  • Antony

    Knowing CoM, anything that puts Apple behind would probably send a shockwave in this site. Do I think Apple will come back strong in 3rd place? Sure, assuming Apple continues to innovate and do more to wow its fans.

    As of yet, I have no reasons to upgrade my 2011 iMac or 2010 MBP 15″. So wow me Apple, before Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon gets me.

  • DarthDisney

    With the decrease in overall spending on dell, this wouldn’t surprise me.

  • digitaldumdum

    Oh, the river of denial. How deep it is, how far it runs.

  • damn-u-pandora

    I am running OS X on a Lenovo V570 as I read this. I saved $500 by converting it rather then buy the MacBook. I hope they continue to.

  • Garry Dufresne

    The real question is whose sales are Lenovo taking. Position may show some prestige, but if Apple’s sales are steady or growing is what matters. Given that Lenovo is a Windows market, I’d say they are taking sales from another Windows vendor.