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.