A recent report from the Digitimes indicate first quarter laptop shipments for 2008Â showed HP, Dell and Acer were the top 3 laptop manufacturers with 20.8%, 15.1% and 14.6% shares respectively. That represents just over 50% of total shipments or 15.67 Millions units.
The report also states that Dell managed to recapture the top 2 spot while Apple went up a notch to #7 with 1.433 Million Macbook/Pro/Air units (a 61% increase from 1Q2007) or 4.6% market share.
On the other hand, we did a survey just over a month ago here asking readers what brand of laptop they are using. Here’s the result of the over 220 submissions sent in:
HP still definitely leading the batch at almost 1 in every 5 laptop owners. It was followed by Acer with close to 17%. An interesting runner up is Apple at #3 with 14.5% of the submissions.
Dell Philippines only officially launchedÂ a couple months back but was already popular among laptop owners (#4 at 10.81%). Likewise, Asus enjoyed a better ranking primarily because of the new Eee PC line.