Acer Gains, Dell Stumbles in 2009 PC Market

Thursday Mar 11th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Although Dell barely eked past Acer to take the No. 2 spot on the list of PC makers, it was the only manufacturer in the top five to ship fewer PCs in 2009 than in 2008.

eWeek: According to the latest figures from researchers at iSupply, Acer showed the strongest growth in 2009, though it was edged out of the number two slot on the list of computer makers by Dell. Acer shipped 38.5 million units, up from 31.8 million units in 2008. Dell, on the other hand, declined from 43.3 million units in 2008 to 38.96 million units in 2009, the only top five PC maker to show a year-over-year decline.

HP continued to enjoy the top spot on the list, growing 7.4 percent over the previous year.

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