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Apple edges Acer for No. 3 US PC vendor

updated 05:10 pm EDT, Wed July 16, 2008

Apple edges Acer for No. 3

Research firm IDC reports that worldwide PC shipments grew at 15 percent in the second quarter of 2008. The quarter also saw Apple roughly tie Acer in the US market, assuming fourth place and missing third place by only a few thousand units. Demand in the United States suffered from the ongoing economic pressure, with rowth in the low single-digits. Dell continued its recovery with another quarter of double-digit growth, while HP saw year on year growth rise from the first quarter. Portable adoption continues to be a key driver, even though consumer share is generally at its lowest during the second quarter.

The Japan market remained sluggish overall, although growth in mid-single digits was up from the first quarter with contributions from both consumer and commercial segments. HP remains the worldwide market leader with solid growth of 16.8%. Acer continued to expand worldwide shipments by roughly 64% year on year for a second consecutive quarter. Lenovo remained strong, while gains in other markets improved.

by MacNN Staff



  1. TheBum

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Headline: "Apple edges Acer for No. 3 US PC vendor"

    Text: "The quarter also saw Apple roughly tie Acer in the US market, assuming fourth place and missing third place by only a few thousand units."

    Is it just me, or do these two statements contradict?

  1. doolz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: contradiction....

    It's not you.....
    Macnn gets it arseways as per usual....

  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969




  1. thebiggfrogg

    Joined: Dec 1969


    not to insult. . .

    but, my God, who is editing here or is MacNN hurriedly done by one guy in his basement? It seems like they constantly make malaprops and wangdoodles.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I thought I read Apple hit no 4 in worldwide earlier, must have been a reposting of this article instead.

    But did you notice that actually Acer surpassed Apple in the quarter over last year (percentage wise)? I didn't even know Acer was still making computers, and yet somehow sold 1.3 million computers and increased sales 50%.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    did you know you can't make a post with a 'pound' sign in it?

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