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A New Analytical Report shows that MacBook Shipments Crashed in Q1 While Dell and HP beat the Negative Trend

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A new analytical report this morning states that global notebook shipments for 1Q18 registered 37.27 million units, a mere 1.4% decline year-on-year. U.S. notebook brands showed strong performance in 1Q18. Dell and HP have actively shipped their products to overseas markets, in addition to North America. They recorded shipments of 6.19 million units and 9 million units in 1Q18, a year-on-year growth of 14.5% and 4.4% respectively. On the other hand, Apple struck a negative chord dropping 15.1%.


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With Apple now being hit with two class actions (one and two) over the MacBook Pro's keyboard problems and a petition by some of the elite Apple blogs, Q2 doesn't bode well for MacBook Pro sales.


Who would want to buy a MacBook Pro now knowing there are so many Apple fans experiencing problems with a key notebook component?


Of course Apple fans have no choice if they're in a bind as there are no alternatives – but I'm that sure most will want to wait to see how Apple handles this latest issue before moving forward with a confident purchase.


While Apple delivered a winning quarter in Calendar Q1 (fiscal Q2), it's clear by the TrendForce chart in this report that MacBooks weren't one of Apple's successes for the quarter.  


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