In terms of the PC industry, HP is the juggernaut. With the combination of Compaq, no other company ships more laptops than Hewlett-Packard.
In the first quarter of 2009, HP continued its dominance of the notebook PC category, growing share to 24.1 percent, with more than 7.3 million shipped, according to numbers from DisplaySearch.
There was a change in second place though. Dell previously was the second largest maker of notebook computers, but just in the past quarter Acer moved ahead. For the notebook PC industry as a whole, Acer holds 18.8 percent of the market.
Acer’s jump to second place behind HP is likely attributed to the growth of the netbook segment. Netbooks, which made up just a few percent of laptop shipments a year ago now has a one-fifth share. Acer leads the netbook market share with 30.5 percent.
Acer had the greatest percentage of their total shipments accounted for by netbooks by far with 31.6 percent. Other manufacturers HP, Dell, Toshiba and Lenovoall shipped less than 10 percent of their volume as netbooks.
Give me an EeePc901 over this one any time!
Well on a slow newsday....
I think it's interesting to note trends, even in the 1st quarter. Acer's found success in it's netbooks. Even though we know they're worthless for serious applications, it shows what most people are interested in for their PC- internet browsing.
And ProDigit80 you should know most consumers are interested in 2 things, looks and price.
Go Taiwan. Go R.O.C.
I think what attracted me to it the most was price, but apart from that it's not a fancy ostentatious behemoth with the manufacturer's name plastered all over it and stupid colors galore. I don't care about having my laptop 'stand out'.
Thanks for making something cheap and boring for me HP!
Acer seems to make quality stuff, and generally honors their warranties. HP seems to have serious DOA problems, but generally does the repairs in a reasonable time. They are also easy to 'mess with' when it comes to doing system purges.
And Acer just released their 11" netbook, so people complaining about how small the old one was shouldn't complain much anymore.