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Apple’s Eye on PC Market With New iMac in 2011

It looks like Apple has its eye on the PC market this year, following the recent announcement of the new iMac in 2011. Although desktop PCs play a smaller role on the market than notebooks, the updated iMac all-in-one PC is expected to push Mac sales even higher this year.

As Neil Hughes over on the website recently noted, Apple saw a 23.7% sequential growth following the iMac refresh last year. Analyst Maynard Um expects a similar increase in sales this year once the newly updated iMac line hits the market.

Tuesday’s iMac update announcement has come at a crucial time for the all-in-on desktop PC, according to a previous article. Desktops Macs have unfortunately fallen from over 50 percent of Apple’s Mac shipments in 2006, to only 26% in the 2nd fiscal quarter of 2011.

However, Mac desktop PC sales have also seen a boost when the company issues a refresh on its flagship Mac product, the iMac. As announced on Tuesday, the new quad-core iMacs come with the new Thunderbolt high-speed input / output port and Sandy Bridge processors.

Are you thinking of buying a new all-in-one PC? If so, would you consider the new quad-core iMac?

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Written by Tina Chubb

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