Dell Loses No. 2 Spot To Acer. HP Still The Leader
Things haven't been working out for Dell in the last year and more bad news are infiltrating themselves in the financial reports. The company has lost the title of world’s second largest vendor to Acer. HP, as always, keeps a distant lead.
March 7, 2008
Acer took the second spot with an estimated of 5.3 million shipped units. Truth be told, Acer was expected to push forward and move ahead of Dell, given that the company now also ships Gateway PCs, thus getting a significant advantage.
The fourth spot in the top goes to Toshiba (2.86 million units), followed by Lenovo (2.73 million), Fujitsu-Siemens (1.62 million), Sony (1.59 million), Asus (1.56 million) and Apple (1.34 million).
As for HP, the leader of the market has only good news to deliver to shareholders. The company's notebook shipments climb 42% in Q4: over 6.7 million shipped units.