Netbook shipments rose 71% year-over-year, though that growth is slowing as folks being to understand that such devices are underpowered compared to increasingly cheaper full-sized notebooks. The average selling price of mobile PCs was $732, down 15% from $868 in 2009.
Although Acer is closing in quickly, HP still claimed the top position, accounting for 19.2% of worldwide laptop shipments. Acer represented 18.5% of the market, and along with Asus, the Taiwanese companies experienced the largest growth rate among the top-tier vendors.
Dell took third place during the first quarter, shipping 11.5% of the world's mobile computers, Toshiba sat in fourth with 9.3% of the market share, and Asus followed with 8.8% – a 113% increase on-year. That left 32.9% of the pie for others, such as Lenovo.