Acer Could Take Dell's Number Two PC Shipper Crown
May 1, 2009 3:50 PM
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Acer's Aspire One remains a netbook leader, and a strong seller worldwide. Analysts say Acer's netbook sales growth could help it eventually pass Dell for the number 1 PC retailer spot.
Analysts say Acer beating Dell is possible, but not likely
The poor global economy continues to pound computer makers of all sizes. Netbooks continue to be popular, yet despite the
increase sales of netbook systems
most computer makers are still seeing revenues drop and having a hard time meeting analyst expectations.
reports that despite the poor economy and the reduction in computers being built and shipped,
Acer could replace Dell as the world's number two PC maker
this year. Dell only recently
lost the title of number one PC seller
in the world to HP.
Despite the chance Acer has of deposing Dell, Acer turned in disappointing numbers for its most recent quarter. The company lowered its 2009 projections for netbooks shipped to between 10 million to 12 million, a reduction from the previous expectation of 12 million to 15 million.
Acer profits for the quarter dropped 31% to $60 million, analysts expected Acer to report profits of $64 million. Total Acer revenue for the quarter fell 6.5% to $3.5 billion, down from $3.8 billion. Taking the number two crown form Dell could prove to be difficult. For Acer to take the second spot from Dell, Dell would have to post another consecutive loss in market share while Acer would need to gain. Dell has seen shipments fall for two quarters in a row.
Analyst Doug Bell from IDC said, "Hypothetically, if Acer grows like they say they are, then it's possible there could be a change in the No. 2 vendor." In Q1 2009 the numbers for Dell and Acer were in a bit of debate. IDC reported that Dell shipped 1.1 million more computers during the quarter than Acer shipped. However, research firm Gartner has the two computer makers in a near tie with Dell ahead of Acer by a meager 1/10 of a percentage.
Bell says with regards to Acer dethroning Dell for the second spot, "Over a million units is a lot of share to take from a stable, mature player. It is possible, but it would be very tough."
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Well, here it goes . . .
5/3/2009 2:24:15 AM
IMO, Dell's stuff hasn't been that great, especially when I found out that it cost $100 to replace a proprietary power supply. Dell's in the #2 spot, because like it was mentioned earlier in some of the posts, that they make cheaper components hence the lower price. Acer on the other hand needs to start selling more if the want the #2 spot but i don't see that happening anytime soon, but knowing my luck i'll be eating my words by the end of the year if not sooner. - BLUEBOY
RE: Well, here it goes . . .
5/3/2009 11:37:03 PM
Know what's funny? It may cost $100 to replace the proprietary power supply, but HP would charge you as much to sell a standard replacement. So on the one hand we have to appreciate when OEMs stick with standards but on the other hand, what they charged is somewhat irrelevant, anyone competent enough to diagnose and replace a failed PSU ought to have built their own in the first place.
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