The research firm iSuppli has marked Acer as the No. 2 worldwide computer maker for the third quarter, knocking Dell out of that spot and into third place. Hewlett-Packard retained the No. 1 slot, while Lenovo and Toshiba filled out the rest of the top five slots.
Acer's computer shipments jumped 16.6 in the third quarter, compared with the same period in 2008, and 31 percent compared with the second quarter of 2009. Shipments totaled 10.7 million for the period.
HP saw its worldwide shipments increase 7 percent to 10.9 million, while Dell continued to struggle with its shipments falling off 5.9 percent. This is the 13th consecutive quarter that HP has spent as the No. 1 PC shipper, according to iSuppli.