Intel U.S. retail share overtakes AMD
Intel has overtaken
AMD in U.S. retail sales for June, according to a Current Analysis
report quoted by CNet. The report says Intel's overall share of
processor sales in the retail market jumped from 42.2% in May to 51.2%
in June, while AMD's share tumbled from 57.4% to 48.5%. Intel's
growth can be attributed to the notebook market, where the company
went from 57.3% of retail sales in May to 66.2% in June. Current Analysis
says these gains are due to an emphasis on cheap Celeron M notebooks, a
large portion of which Toshiba-built and retailed for $599 or below.
While Intel made strides in the notebook segment, AMD retained its lead
in the desktop arena. The Current Analysis report says AMD had a
whopping 73% of desktop retail sales, whereas Intel had just 26.8%.
AMD's desktop lead is only in the sub-$750 segment, though—Intel
has the upper hand in desktop machines $750 and up.