HP shipped around 4.86 million consumer notebooks in the second quarter with Acer trailing closely behind with shipments of 4.75 million units. Consumer segment market shares were separated by only 0.5pp, the sources noted, citing figures from research firm IDC.
Since HP is expected to reduce its notebook outsourcing to Taiwan makers in July and August while Acer is gearing up to heavily promote consumer products such as ultra-thin models in the third quarter, chances favor Acer becoming the new head of consumer notebook vendors.
Acer to beat HP and become biggest consumer notebook maker in Q3 2009?
Posted on Tuesday, Aug 11 2009 @ 05:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck