Dell has pushed Apple from the number one spot in the US education market, according to a Reuters report.

Dell, which has also shot to the position of number one PC seller in the US, overtook Apple in unit shipments to the education sector in the first quarter and second quarter of the calendar year.

The announcement was based on research from industry analyst Dataquest. During the second quarter, Dell had a 21 per cent share of the educational market, a lead of five per cent over Apple.