|The last quarter of 2007 has seen quite an interesting change in the notebook market as Acer, following the acquisitions of Gateway and Packard Bell, has managed to surpass Dell in overall unit shipment. According to the research done by DisplaySearch in Q4 the notebook market went up 14% compared to Q3 and 41% on-year to reach 33 million shipped units and although HP remained top dog(g) with a share of 20.1%, the mighty Dell was beaten by Acer.
Now on third with a 14% share and 4.64 million units sold, Dell couldn't get near the new, improved Acer which secured itself a 15.9% market share. The rest of the top includes Toshiba on forth with a 8.6% share and Lenovo on fifth with 8.2%.
Analyzing the actual hardware sold in Q4 laptops with 15.4" screens with a 1280x800 resolution accounted for just over 50% of all notebook shipped while a distant second are 14.1" laptops.