Acer and Asustek advance in worldwide notebook ranking: IDC

Taiwan-based notebook vendors Acer and Asustek Computer have both advanced one rank to become the second and eighth largest notebook vendors in the world, respectively, according to a recent IDC report.
Among the top 10 worldwide vendors, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and Asustek were the only vendors who saw year-on-year growth of over 60 percent in second and third quarters this year.
Acer had notebook shipments of 4.15 million units in the third quarter, surpassing Dell's 4.01 million, while Asustek shipped 1.22 million notebooks.
Acer adopted a new strategy in the third quarter, separating its product lines into consumer and enterprise segments. The move brought its notebook market share up to 14 percent, IDC noted.
Sony dropped to ninth position in the third quarter this year while Apple and Fujitsu both strengthened their performance in the high-end market. Sony saw large losses in the high-end market and turned to push its mainstream CE series notebooks to maintain sales performance, according to IDC.