Apple has dropped to fifth in PC Data's weekly list of most popular tech Web-sites, after hits to Apple.com fell by 500,000.

However, the site still had over 1,000,000 visitors last week.

Gateway climbed to the top of the ratings, with over 1.6 million visitors - beating Compaq who’d held the top spot in recent months.

Other companies in the top ten include HP, Dell, IBM, and Intel, along with resellers Outpost and Egghead.