Acer tops 2021 PC sales

Garnering a 27% market share

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Acer leads the PC market for the 13th consecutive year in the Philippines. This 2021, the company bagged a 27% market share according to International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. 

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In the notebook category in the Philippines, Acer has led for 16 consecutive years with a record-high market share of 33% in 2021. Breaking this down to 30% market share in consumer notebooks and 34% market share in gaming notebooks. Meanwhile, Acer had a 52% market share in 2021 for its consumer-branded desktops and a 21% market share in the monitor category in the same year. And in terms of PCs shipped by the end of 2021, Acer Philippines has sold 561,000 units compared to 394,000 in 2020 and 347,000 in 2019.

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“The PC has become a necessity during the pandemic. While the demand was strong beyond our expectations, due to online learning and work-from-home needs, including notebook PCs, Chromebooks, monitors, and others, we did our best to fulfill them,” said Sue Ong-Lim, Acer Philippines General Manager.

According to IDC, 1.72 million PCs from different brands were sold in the Philippines in 2021 alone from 1.35 million in 2020 and 1.34 million in 2019. While 350 million units were shipped worldwide.

In the IDC Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, Q4 2021 also showed that work from home and digitization drove demand in the private sector. The share of notebooks in the consumer market went up from 73% before the pandemic to 84% in 2021. For the commercial market, the notebook share went up from 30% in 2018 to 69% in 2021.

Pandemic-related quarantines and lockdowns also drove the growth in gaming- and entertainment-related PC sales in the Philippines in 2021. For Acer, sales of gaming notebooks nearly doubled with 113,000 units sold last year from 75,000 in 2020 and 38,000 in 2019.

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