The notebook sales last quarter broke the 10 million mark for the first time, the sales reached 10.36 million units according to IDC. Nearly all leading notebook makers, except Apple noticed a strong growth in the third quarter by the aggressive pricing of their products.
The world’s top five vendors in the third quarter were Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Toshiba, IBM and Acer.
This was the first time that Acer was ranked among the world’s top five vendors, replacing Fujitsu Siemens, which retreated from the fifth to sixth position. Acer was able to climb one notch higher as it managed to post 100% sequential growth in the European market in the third quarter, reaching 450,000 units, IDC said.
IDC also reported that global PC sales totaled 39 million units in the third quarter, up 17.5% from a year earlier. Sales of desktops amounted to 27.4 million units, showing an 11.4% rise year-on-year, compared with 36.5% growth posted by notebooks.
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