Acer passes Toshiba for third place in mobile PC sales

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Acer Inc. unseated Toshiba Corp. from its third-place spot in worldwide mobile PC sales during the fourth quarter of last year, according to market researcher iSuppli Corp. Hewlett-Packard Co. saw the strongest year-on-year growth and retained first place.

ISuppli is the first to confirm Acer’s step up in the PC rankings, although it is just in mobile PCs, a segment mainly composed of laptops. Last month, an IDC analyst predicted Acer could slingshot ahead of Lenovo Group Ltd. to become the world’s third-largest PC vendor overall during the first quarter of this year.

Acer has come on strong in recent years, growing shipments more quickly than its rivals because of a focus on laptop PCs and a business model that rewards distributors and other partners as Acer sells more.

Full Story Via Computerworld