IDC analyst Doug Bell says there's a possibility that Acer could surpass Dell in PC shipments, and become the number 2 vendor.
Analyst Doug Bell from IDC said, "Hypothetically, if Acer grows like they say they are, then it's possible there could be a change in the No. 2 vendor." In Q1 2009 the numbers for Dell and Acer were in a bit of debate. IDC reported that Dell shipped 1.1 million more computers during the quarter than Acer shipped. However, research firm Gartner has the two computer makers in a near tie with Dell ahead of Acer by a meager 1/10 of a percentage.
Bell says with regards to Acer dethroning Dell for the second spot, "Over a million units is a lot of share to take from a stable, mature player. It is possible, but it would be very tough."