iSupply reports Acer managed to become the second largest PC vendor in Q3 2009, the company now has 13.4 percent of the market, compared to 12.9 percent for Dell.
The overall PC market grew by 1.1 percent last quarter, as it saw an impressive 19 percent increase in shipments compared to the second quarter of this year.
Acer reportedly commanded 13.4% of global shipments in Q3 2009, compared to 19.9% for HP, 12.9% for Dell, and 8.7% for Lenovo. According to iSuppli, the Taiwanese PC maker can thank its aggressive prices, good netbook shipments, and strong U.S. and European performance for the meteoric rise, which saw its shipments grow a whopping 16.6% compared to the same time period a year ago.
Only Lenovo saw higher year-over-year growth in worldwide PC shipments: 17.2%. Among U.S.-based vendors, HP finished the quarter with a more modest 7% increase, and Dell suffered a decline of almost 6%.