Acer has been saying for a long time that it has plans to be number one in the global PC market. Most of us have just taken that as boasting, which companies are apt to do considering how far down on the list Acer has been in the past.
Acer isn’t just boasting though, Gartner has released the shipment numbers for the PC industry for Q2 and Acer is serious. Acer took the number two spot on the list with 13% of the PC market globally compared to 17.4% for HP in the top spot. When you look at the growth numbers, it's clear that Acer is very serious.
Acer grew its market share by 31.6% compared to the same quarter of 2009 while HP only grew 12.3%. The third place firm was Dell with 12.4% of the market. Lenovo was fourth with 10%, and Asus rounded out the top five with 5.2% of the market. Overall PC shipments for the quarter were up 21%.