Acer storms up on lagging Dell in 2009 PC market

Acer shows huge growth as Dell slips, bringing Acer within a breath of second-place ranking

By , Computerworld |  Hardware, Acer, Dell

In what iSuppli called "a surprisingly strong result," the worldwide PC market last year managed to show a slight gain over 2008 despite economic turmoil and IT managers holding tightly to their dwindling budgets. PC shipments, according to the research company, hit 302.3 million units in 2009. That's a 1% gain from 299.2 million shipments in 2008.

Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet and Web 2.0, emerging technologies, and desktop and laptop chips for Computerworld . Follow Sharon on Twitter at @sgaudin or subscribe to Sharon's RSS feed . Her e-mail address is sgaudin@computerworld.com .

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