Acer’s rise to the top perches of the PC manufacturing industry has been brisk and unceremonious. Now it is almost certain to wrest the number two spot from Dell, according to a New York Times report. To put things into perspective,
Acer will become the first non-US company to occupy the number two spot.
It has benefited greatly from being on the vanguard of the netbook revolution – Aspire One is the best selling netbook. Its streetwise, efficient sales model can also be credited for its success.
"We collect the order from the customer, place the order with the manufacturer and they ship it," Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci told the New York Times. He added that Acer doesn’t lay its hands on the goods. Dell on the other hand has a plethora of troubles to contend with.