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Acer takes lead in EMEA notebook market

Acer leads EMEA region in notebook shipments for Q108 according to IDC

Acer has taken the top slot for notebook in the EMEA region for the first quarter of the year, according to IDC figures.

The hardware manufacturer took 21.7% share of unit shipments in the region for notebooks, edging out HP. Acer had year-on-year growth of 64.8% in the notebook sector, and has also been boosted by the acquisition of the Packard Bell and Gateway brands.

The vendor was in second place for desktop and notebook shipments combined, but outgrew the market with year-on-year growth of 55% against 20.9% for the market as a whole.

In the Middle East and Africa region (MEA), was also ranked second, with 12% share of the desktop and notebook market, although it accounted for 22.9% of notebook shipments in the region, and was number one in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Krishna Murthy, deputy managing director for Acer Computer Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) said: "MEA is one of the key growth markets for Acer. Our products have been very well received in the market and Acer is committed to introducing more state-of-the-art product portfolio in 2008 to enhance and help customers appreciate the Acer brand. We are extremely pleased to have consolidated our position as a leading IT vendor for the region."