According to IDC's estimates
, Apple managed to outsell Acer in the US this summer, surpassing the Taiwanese manufacturer to become the third largest PC vendor. Cupertino shipped 1.99 million machines and claimed 10.6% of the market, besting Acer's 1.95 million sales and 10.3% share. Apple also experienced the largest growth of any system builder (24.1%) in the US during the third quarter.
Meanwhile, HP maintained the first and second positions, moving 4.59 and 4.35 million units with shares of 24.3% and 23.1%, respectively. Toshiba managed to nab the top five spot with 1.59 million PCs sold, 8.4% of the market, and the second-highest growth in the US (11.6%).
The spread was a bit different globally, though HP was still number one with 17.6%. Acer followed with 13%, Dell ranked just below that with 12.4%, and Lenovo placed fourth with 10.3%. Asus bagged the number five spot at 5.3%, but Toshiba trailed closely with 5.2% of the worldwide PC market.