HP widens the lead between number two computer maker, Acer

Uh-oh, Acer. You better get your stuff together. HP is embarrassing you. Maybe you shouldn’t have gone all, “We’s gonna be number 1 soon and 4ever!” Because now that HP shipped nearly 1.1 million more notebooks than you in the third quarter of 2009, you look kind of silly.

It’s still impressive that Acer came from an obscure brand a few years ago to the number two spot now. But this battle isn’t over yet. Acer has new mainstream notebooks in the works that the company hopes will boost its shipment numbers over the previously projected 40 million mark and closer to HP’s 44 million goal. Chances are though that HP has unannounced products in its pipeline, too.