Lenovo Now Third For Global PC Sales, Acer Slips Back

ThinkPad maker Lenovo has overtaken Acer to seize third spot on list of the world’s top-selling PC makers released on Wednesday by the research outfit IDC.

With this achievement, Lenovo now lags behind only Hewlett-Packard and Dell who secured the first and second places in the list respectively.

According to IDC, Lenovo benefited hugely from the stability in the Asia-Pacific PC market, along with the company’s introduction of new distribution channels, covering more regions than it had previously reached.

Acer’s downward move, on the other hand, hardly brought any surprise to the tech community as it was already going through some tough times following a management shakeup in the company.

"Product refreshes and promotions in the second half of the year as well as easier year-ago data should boost growth in the second half of the year," Jay Chou, senior research analyst at IDC said, PC World reports.

Lenovo shipped over 10.3 million PC units during the second quarter of the running year, while Acer managed just 9.2 million units over the same perod, meaning an overwhelming decline by some 10.1 per cent. HP which controlled approximately 18.1 per cent of the market, shipped over 15.2 million units during the same time frame.