The computer industry seems to have hit a growth surge - at least in terms of Web traffic.

Web traffic monitoring firm Nielsen/Net Ratings claims that visits to six of the leading ten computer hardware manufacturer sites saw traffic increase by "double digits" in May this year.

Internet Retailer magazine adds that Apple saw a 26 per cent climb in traffic, attracting 24.67 million visits (from 19.51 million). The company is hot: Apple attracted the most traffic of all manufacturers, with Dell in second place attracting 14.33 million visits.

Visitors to Apple's site spent an average of 45 minutes and 30 seconds on the site, putting the company into second place in terms of duration. Visitors to Toshiba's site spent one hour, nine minutes and 34 seconds there.