Acer close the gap with HP in Notebook Sales

According to Digitimes, Acer have been going from strength to strength and the number of shipped consumer notebooks could surpass industry giant HP during the current quarter. With Acer gearing up to promote and push their new range of ultra thin notebooks, it appears it won’t be long before Acer are the world’s leading notebook manufacturer.

HP shipped around 4.86 million consumer notebooks in the second quarter with Acer trailing closely behind with shipments of 4.75 million units. Consumer segment market shares were separated by only 0.5pp, the sources noted, citing figures from research firm IDC.

Compared to HPs enterprise notebook sales however, Acer are weaker in the business market, so while their consumer sales may overtake HP’s, their overall sales are unlikely to exceed HP during 2009.

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