Dell shipments return to form, Acer slips in Q2, says iSuppli

Dell has regained its customary number two position in the global PC market in Q2 after shipments of Acer flopped in the three months to the end of June, according to analysts at iSuppli. Nine months after Dell slipped down the rankings, iSuppli said it shipped 10.5 million units worldwide during Q2

Dell has regained its customary number two position in the global PC market in Q2 after shipments of Acer flopped in the three months to the end of June, according to analysts at iSuppli.

Nine months after Dell slipped down the rankings, iSuppli said it shipped 10.5 million units worldwide during Q2, giving it a 12.8% slice of the addressable market.

Although Dell's numbers were down sequentially, Acer experienced a greater decline, shipping 10.2 million units, which equates to market share of 12.4%.

Figures for both vendors were up by close to 20% year-on-year, however.

"With its product line heavily focused on mobile PCs, Acer's sequential decline in notebook shipments impacted its position at the total PC level more than its competitors, which were able to draw on the upswing in desktop shipments to bolster their totals," said iSuppli principal analyst, compute platforms, Matthew Wilkins.

Hewlett-Packard maintained its position at the top of the tree by some margin, shifting 14.9 million boxes or 18.1% of the market, while the top five was rounded out by Lenovo and Toshiba, which claimed market shares of 10.1% and 5.4% respectively.

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