Continuing its push to dethrone HP in the notebook segment, Acer has shipped 8.1 million laptops worldwide in the second quarter, just behind HP's 8.51 million units, according to IDC. Both companies witnessed a sequential drop in sales in the recent period, with Acer shipping 5.8% less machines and HP's sales falling 10.9%. That performance isn't too different for other top notebook players, with only Apple and Lenovo seeing a sequential increase in shipments.
Dell fell into its usual third-place position, moving 5.52 million laptops, a 3.3% decrease on-quarter. Lenovo ranked fourth with 4.84 million units and an 18.6% increase, Toshiba sold 4.48 million systems and Asus followed with 3.93 million. Apple's shipments exploded by 37.6%, with about 2.45 million mobile computers sold, while Samsung, Sony and Fujitsu filled out the bottom of the top ten list.