Sales of laptops and netbooks continue to drive an industry-wide recovery, as consumers and businesses kept flocking to mobile PC form factors during first quarter.
That’s led vendors like Acer to close the gap with powerhouse system vendor HP, while other notebook-centric players likewise continue to make headway in the space. Meanwhile, Apple is likewise seeing a surge, but in part, that’s for other reasons. Hardware Central takes a look at the numbers.
Global PC shipments climbed 22.7 percent in the first quarter over the same period in 2009, almost all of it thanks to laptop sales, according to market researcher iSuppli.
HP (NYSE: HPQ) remains the top dog with almost 16 million units shipped and 22 percent year-over-year growth. Behind it and coming on strong is Acer, thanks mostly to its netbook sales, with 10.8 million units and 47.1 percent yearly growth.