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Acer Closes In On Dell

3/09/2010 04:12:16 PM Eastern

El Segundo, Calf. - Dell barely hung onto its place as the
world's second-largest PC OEM in 2009, as Acer is now within a fraction of a
percentage point of displacing the Round Rock, Texas, company.

iSuppli's 2009 Worldwide Top PC OEM Market Share report
gave Acer 12.7 percent of the market on 38.4 million units shipped, while Dell
was credited with 12.9 percent of the market on 38.9 million units shipped.

When just considering the fourth quarter, Acer did bypass Dell
with 13.4 percent share to Dell's 12.2 percent. This was despite Dell managing
to post a 5.3 percent increase in units shipped. However, this increase was
overwhelmed by Acer's 28.9 percent. All others also showed massive growth, with
Lenovo leading the way with a 43.1 percent increase.

Hewlett-Packard retained its worldwide No. 1 spot for 2009 by a
healthy margin. The company had 19.7 percent of the market on 56.6 million
units shipped.

Lenovo and Toshiba filled out the remaining two spots with 8.2
percent and 5.1 percent of the market, respectively.

In 2009, Dell saw its share fall 9.9 percent, while Acer was up
21 percent. HP grew a healthy 7.4 percent. Lenovo and Toshiba posted very
healthy double-digit growth as well.

iSuppli Table 1: 2009 Worldwide Top-5 PC OEM
Market Share Ranking (Ranking by Unit Shipments in Thousands)
             
2009 Ranking Company 2008 Shipments 2008 Market Share 2009 Shipments 2009 Market Share Year to Year Growth
1 Hewlett-Packard 55,515 18.6% 59,620 19.7% 7.4%
2 Dell 43,262 14.5%    
38,959
12.9% -9.9%
3 Acer 31,807 10.6%     38,485 12.7% 21.0%
4 Lenovo     21,790 7.3%     24,885 8.2% 14.2%
5 Toshiba 13,604 4.5%     15,464 5.1% 13.7%
             
  Others 133,228 44.5% 124,926 41.3% -6.2%
             
  Total Shipments  
299,205
100.0%  
302,339
100.0% 1.0%
             
             
Source:
iSuppli Corp. March 2010
         
             
iSuppli
Table 2: Q4 2009 Worldwide Top-5 PC OEM Market Share Ranking (Ranking by Unit
Shipments in Thousands)
             
Q4 2009 Ranking Company Q4 2008 Shipments Q4 2008 Market Share Q4 2009 Shipments Q4 2009 Market Share Year Over Year Growth
1 Hewlett-Packard 14,493 18.7% 17,235 19.4% 18.9%
2 Acer 9,201 11.9%     11,864 13.4% 28.9%
3 Dell 10,286 13.2%    
10,830
12.2% 5.3%
4 Lenovo      5,500 7.1%       7,870 8.9% 43.1%
5 Toshiba 3,675 4.7%       4,668 5.3% 27.0%
             
  Others 34,486 44.4% 36,358 40.9% 5.4%
             
  Total Shipments     77,641 100.0%    
88,825
100.0% 14.4%
             
             
Source:
iSuppli Corp. March 2010
         
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