US laptop shipments up - PC Retail

US laptop shipments up

HP and Acer both experience growth of at least 70 per cent year on year
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HP and Acer's US laptop divisions have had good second quarters according to reseach firm, DisplaySearch with both seeing notebook shipments up year-on-year growth above 70 per cent.

Worldwide PC market leader, Hewlett-Packard saw the largest growth with laptop shipments increasing by 77 per cent year-on- year with Acer seeing growth of 74 per cent. Shipments were up so much compared with last year that the top nine laptop vendors saw their growth hit double figures according to the figures.

The results also showed that the US laptop market grew by 24 per cent compared with the same time in 2006.

The market leader of the US laptop market Dell, saw growth of only 10 per cent, however it was enough to hold off both HP and Acer who are rapidly gaining on it.

DisplaySearch said that worldwide shipment figures stood at 19.5 per cent for Dell, 14.1 per cent for HP and 12.5 per cent for Acer. Acer's figures do not include its recent purchase of Gateway and means that 2008's figures could be very interesting.

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