Apple took 15% of the market, ahead of both Acer (14%) and Dell (13%) for the first time. Toshiba was in fifth place with 9%.
HP stayed in top spot with 22% of the ANZ market.
"While most vendors' performance slowed in Q3, HP, in particular, took the strongest hit. There were delays in government project roll outs while HP's channels cut back in stock intake as a precautionary measure in view of market softness," said IDC market analyst, Amy Cheah. "The unfortunate 'PSG spin off' debacle also momentarily affected confidence in HP's strategic outlook which opened a window of opportunity for competitors such as Apple to gain share."
Apple shipments up - see page 2.