Lenovo leads laptop sales in Israel
Mar 06, 2013 (Globes - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Chinese electronics manufacturer Lenovo Group Ltd. (SEHK: 0992; OTCBB: LNVGY) beat the leading players in Israel laptop market in 2012, according to IDC Israel Research. Lenovo saw its laptop market share rise to 21.2 percent in Israel in 2012 from 16.3 percent the preceding year, enabling it to displace Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL) as the country's best-selling laptop manufacturer.
In 2012, Taiwan's AsusTek Computer Inc. (TWSE: 2357; LSE: ASKD) was in second place with a laptop market share of 16 percent, up from 12.2 percent in 2011, and Hewlett Packard Co. (HP) (NYSE: HPQ) was in third place with a 15.2 percent market share, down from 17.1 percent in 2011. Dell slipped to fourth place with a market share of 15.2 percent compared with 21.3 percent in 2011 while Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. remained in fifth place with a market share of 9.6 percent, up slightly from 9.3 percent in 2011.
In total 426,526 laptops were sold in Israel in 2012 compared with 509,905 in 2011. However, sales of tablets rose from 187,749 in 2011 to 225,767 last year. Apple Inc. (AAPL) remains the best-selling table manufacturer in Israel with a 49.8 percent market share compared with 56.2 percent in 2011. Samsung is in second place with a 20.1 percent market share, up from 18.9 percent in 2011, and Asus was in third place with a market share of 11.7 percent last year, up from 5.9 percent in 2011.
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