Feeds

Acer, Asus dominate Euro netbook biz

Demand rises despite recession

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Canalys Mobility Forum Who rules the European netbook market? Acer, by a long chalk, despite the positive write-up given to rival machines from Samsung and Dell.

Speaking this week at the Canalys Mobility Forum in London, Canalys analyst Natalie Spitz said Acer commanded 32.4 per cent of the netbook market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) during Q3 2009, with unit shipments growing by 4.2 percent between that quarter and Q3 2008.

Asus, the name most Register Hardware readers undoubtedly associate with netbooks and arguably the creator of the genre, at least in its modern form, took 19.6 per cent of the market. Shipments were up 11.6 per cent.

Samsung, which hadn't launched a netbook in Europe before Q4 2008, now has 12 per cent of the market in Q3 2009, followed by HP (11.6 per cent), Toshiba (4.2 per cent) and Dell (3.5 per cent).

Like Samsung, neither Dell nor Toshiba had a market presence of any size in Q3 2008, Spitz indicated. HP did, but it was small, allowing the company to show a 327.8 per cent increase in unit shipments year on year.

Overall, some 3.7m netbooks shipped into EMEA during Q3, 68.9 per cent more than shipped in the year-ago quarter. Portable PC shipments as a whole - ie. netbooks plus notebooks - were down 8.3 per cent.

Spitz said that netbooks accounted for 14 per cent of all PCs shipped in the region during the quarter, up from eight per cent. Notebooks accounted for 56 per cent of shipments, desktops for 28 per cent. ®

Click here for Register Hardware's netbook reviews

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Dragon Age Inquisition: Our chief weapons are...
Bioware's fantasy forces in fine fettle
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
Exploring the true TCO for self-signed SSL certificates, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.