Apple has climbed a place to fourth in PC Data’s top-ten list of the most popular tech Web-sites.

Apple had 1,176,000 visitors – the most since December, which saw Apple's hits drop to 1,000,000.

The other top sites are also hardware-based: Compaq which came top; Dell; HP; and Gateway. Each received over a million hits.

The other top ten entries were IBM, Palm, Intel as well as resellers Outpost and Egghead.