Dell Stays Ahead of Acer in Q3 as PC Market Bounces Back

Dell, for the second straight quarter, held its lead over Acer during the

global PC market’s third quarter, market research firm iSuppli reported Dec. 7.

The Texas PC maker, which remained in second place and was boosted by corporate

PC sales, sold 11.3 million units, representing a growth of 7.2 percent over

the 10.5 million it sold during the sluggish second quarter.

Year over year, Dell posted growth of 9.3 percent — a figure that looks extra

substantial when compared with the vendors sandwiching it: Third-place Acer

suffered a decline of 0.7 percent, while market leader Hewlett-Packard fell by

0.2 percent.

“Consumer PC sales growth slowed in the third quarter partly because

back-to-school sales were lower than expected,” Matthew Wilkins, an

iSuppli principal analyst, said in a statement. “However, since the second

quarter, corporate demand for desktop PCs and entry-level servers has been

strong, driven by companies’ efforts to replace systems with newer, faster,

more efficient computers. Dell has a higher mix of corporate business to the

market than HP and Acer and therefore was less exposed to the consumer


Lenovo finished in fourth place, putting in an impressive performance. With

year-on-year growth of 32.9 percent, it shipped 9.2 million units during the

quarter, up from 8.3 million the quarter before and 6.9 million a year earlier.

For more, read the eWeek article: Dell Held No. 2 Spot Ahead of Acer in Q3, as PC Market Recovers.

CIO Insight Staff
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