According to data gathered by research firm DisplaySearch, Acer shipped 2.15 million netbooks in the quarter, thus getting hold of a 38.3% market share. In the mean time, Asus has a market share of only 30.3%, having shipped 1.7 million units.

Still, both companies ended up with great financial results as compared to the rest of the competitors:

– Hewlett Packard – 0.33 million (5.8%)
– MSI – 0.32 million (5.7%)
– Dell – 0.16 million ( 2.8%)

Interesting enough, the number six in the top is the One Laptop Per Child organisation with a market share of 2.3% and 0.13 million sold.

All in all, DisplaySearch believes that the emerging netbook market will settle at less than 20% of the laptop PC market in the next 3 years:

“Worldwide demand for these products is forecast to grow rapidly over the next few years with demand from a variety of sources, including early adopters, consumer and enterprise PC customers seeking a smaller or secondary notebook PC, as well as new PC customers in emerging markets. We expect the mini-note PC market to settle at approximately 16% share of the notebook PC market by 2011" said John F. Jacobs, Director of Notebook Market Research.