Acer took the lead in Q3 2008 netbook sales from Asus
Although Asus actually is the founder of the fast growing market of low-priced and small notebooks - also known as netbooks - and thus has a big product array, the inventor of the Eee PC has been beaten in the third quarter by the competitor Acer.
This is what the latest numbers published by the market researcher Display Search say. According to them Asus only has a market share of 30.3 percent with 1.7 million units while Acer shipped about 2.15 million units resulting in 38.3 percent market share.
Far behind the two of them come HP with 5.8 percent, MSI with 5.7 percent and Dell with only 2.8 percent market shares. All in all the volume of the netbook market grew by 160 percent as 5.61 million netbooks were sold.
The author of the market survey, John F. Jacobs expects the netbook share to grow to 16 percent of the notebook market by 2011.