One in seven laptops sold last month were Macs
Sales of Mac laptops were on the rise last month
, according to an NPD Group report quoted by EE Times. NPD says Apple's share of notebooks sold through both physical stores and online stores last month was 14.3%—one in seven notebooks—up just over two points from 12.5% in April. Apple didn't do as well on the desktop front, where its share of sales only went up a fifth of a point from 10.2% in April to 10.4% in May.
According to NPD vice president Stephen Baker, those numbers are "part of a pattern." Baker says Apple "certainly [has] been gaining share over the last year to year and a half." Indeed, the research group says the overall notebook market saw growth of 40% between May 2006 and May 2007. In that same time frame, NPD says sales of Apple notebooks grew 65%—much faster than the market, and even faster than Windows notebooks, sales of which grew 37%.