Taiwan-based Acer Inc. has regained its number two ranking in the global market for laptop computers in the first quarter after losing the spot to Lenovo in the third quarter last year. This finding was disclosed by the market consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
IDC cited Acer’s regaining the lost place mainly due to its successful bid to confine shipment reduction pace within 10% in the first quarter, thereby raising up the shipments to 7.34 million systems or so, as compared to Lenovo’s 6.8 million systems.
Institutional investors pointed out that Acer’s PC shipments declined 3.4% in the first quarter from a quarter earlier, but its laptop shipments gained a 0.7%, making it another laptop shipment gainer other than Samsung.
According to IDC’s statistics, Hewlett-Packard (HP) retained the No.1 position until the first quarter. IDC pointed out that HP’s share of laptop market rose to 17.5% in the first quarter from 16.8% a quarter earlier. In the meantime, Acer’s increased to 14.4% from 12.9% while Lenovo’s inched up to 13.4%. Europe has been Acer’s foremost market, where it was once ranked as No.2 laptop brand.