If You Count Tablets, Then Apple Is the Leader in a Growing PC Market

Research houses typically consider PCs and tablets separate beasts when they compile their market share reports. But as the tablet increasingly begins to serve the same functions as the PC, some are merging the two in their quarterly estimates of the PC market, and the results are worth noting.

Common knowledge has it that PC shipments declined in the fourth quarter of 2012, undermined by a weak economy and an increase in tablet usage. But, if you include tablet shipments in this assessment, you get a drastically different result.

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