Apple shipped 6.5 million laptops during the third quarter of 2021. Sales were driven by strong demand for the M1-powered MacBook Air.
Those numbers come from the research firm Strategy Analytics, whose data says Apple was the fourth-largest seller of laptops between July and September, snagging a 10% of the global market share for 10% growth year-on-year.
Lenovo took the top spot during the quarter with 15.3 million units shipped, for a 23% market share. Meanwhile, HP and Dell shipped 14.3 million and 12.2 million units to earn 21% and 18% market share, respectively.
Most computer makers grew their numbers on top of their record 2020 levels. Consumer spending increased, thanks to larger discounts on premium laptops like the MacBook Air.
66.8 million laptops were sold during the quarter. That figure would likely have been higher, had the industry not experienced supply constraints and chip shortages, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.