Dell Reclaims Second Place In Global PC Market

Dell has regained its position as number two in the global PC market nine months after being surpassed by Taiwanese rival Acer.

According to market analytics firm iSuppli, Dell managed to regain its lost position after Acer posted a fall in PC shipments during the second quarter of 2010.

Dell shipped 10.5 million units worldwide during the second quarter, down from the 10.7 million units it sold in the Q1.

Acer, however, suffered a 6 per cent decline in global PC shipments, with its shipment falling to 10.2 million units, down from the 10.9 million it shipped in the first quarter.

In a statement, Matthew Wilkins a senior analyst in iSuppli's computer platforms research department, said: “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 total shipments.”

Hewlett Packard has remained the number one PC seller in the global market for the 16th consecutive quarter, posting a market share of 18.1 per cent.