Linked by David Adams on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 17:28 UTC, submitted by Jennimc
In the News Apple is likely to replace Hewlett-Packard (HP) as the global number one notebook vendor in 2012 if tablet PCs are included in the calculation of global notebook shipments, according to industry sources.
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RE: Comment by Laurence
by unoengborg on Mon 4th Jul 2011 15:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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2005-07-06

HP makes tablets that runs WebOS as well, so I guess a comparison of Apple Notebooks and iPads against HP Notebooks and pads is valid in some sense.

However, most of us would probably compare Notebooks to Notebooks and tablets to tablets as this is very different products.

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by spiderman on Mon 4th Jul 2011 20:10 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
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2008-10-23

I would compare Dell+HP+Lenovo+Sony+Acer+Asus+all IBM compatible PC to Apple but maybe that is just me. It looks to me like there is less difference between a HP and a Lenovo than between a MacBook Pro and a MacBook Air. I believe it is fair to compare Apple vs the rest of the world since the rest of the world run the same OS and the same software with the same hardware. What is the point in comparing Apple to HP or Dell? It's about the ecosystem.

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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by zima on Tue 5th Jul 2011 16:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
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2005-07-06

[...] It's about the ecosystem, remember?

Modified a bit, it seems like a nice line to use on some people... ;>

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