By: Jeffrey Wu and Frances Huang
Taipei, April 18 (CNA) Taiwan-based PC brand Acer Inc. replaced Taiwanese counterpart Asustek Computer Inc. as the fifth largest PC supplier in the world in the first quarter of 2020, according to global market information advisory firm Gartner Inc.
Data compiled by Gartner showed Acer shipped 2.90 million PCs in the January-March period, down 12.7 percent from a year earlier as the global PC industry saw falling demand resulting from the COVID-19 contagion.
Acer took a 5.6 percent share of the global PC market in the first quarter, beating Asustek, which shipped 2.60 million units for a 5.0 percent share and took sixth place.
In the fourth quarter, Acer had a 5.7 percent share, behind Asustek's 5.8 percent, according to Gartner.