Shipments of Acer and Asus notebooks grew over 60% in the second and third quarter of this year. Acer is now the second biggest notebook vendor in the world and Asus ranks eight, according to new data from IDC.
Among the top-ten worldwide vendors, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and Asustek were the only vendors who saw on-year growth of over 60% in second and third quarters this year.
Acer had notebook shipments of 4.15 million units in the third quarter, surpassing Dell's 4.01 million, while Asustek shipped 1.22 million notebooks.
Acer adopted a new strategy in the third quarter. separating its product lines into consumer and enterprise segments. The move brought its notebook market share up to 14.2%, noted IDC.