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%.

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