Acer Owns the U.S. Retail Monitor Market

Paul Lilly

Nearly half of all touchscreen monitors shipped last year donned an Acer label

Time and again, we see examples of where lower priced gadgets rule the day. We saw it when Amazon stormed the Android tablet market with its smaller size, lower cost Kindle Fire (compared to what was available at the time), and we're seeing it again in the monitor market. According to the latest data from NPD Group, Acer is selling more monitors in the U.S. than any other player .

Acer's share of the overall monitor market during the first half of this year has bounced between 18 percent to 20 percent, which qualifies the company for pole position. In the touchscreen monitor segment, Acer slammed the competition by remaining the top maker for the entire year (from July 2013 to June 2014), reaching a high in market share of 46.4 percent in May.

It will be interesting to see if Acer can hold onto its lead once 4K monitors grow up a little bit and become more affordable. The company's off to a good start, having announced back in May the first 4K monitor to support Nvidia's G-Sync technology, the XB280HK.

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