Pandemic-related quarantines and lockdowns, work-from-home setups, and online learning drove the demand for personal devices in the last two years.
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), a global market intelligence firm, Acer Philippines sold over 561,000 units last year, making them the top PC vendor in 2021 with a 27% market share. This is the 13th consecutive year that Acer topped the list.
Acer has led the notebook category in the Philippines for 16 consecutive years, with a record-high 33% market share in 2021. It had a 30% market share in consumer notebooks and a 34% market share in gaming notebooks.
In the consumer branded desktop category, Acer had a 31% market share in 2021 as it dominated the consumer all-in-one desktop category with a 52% market share. In the monitors category, it had a 22% market share for 2021.
In terms of PCs shipped by the end of 2021, Acer Philippines sold 561,000 units last year—up from 394,000 in 2020 and 347,000 in 2019.
According to IDC, some 1.72 million PCs from different brands were sold in the Philippines in 2021 from 1.35 million in 2020 and 1.34 million in 2019. Globally, PCs were in high demand with 350 million units shipped worldwide.
Last year, Acer also stepped up its sustainability efforts by introducing the Earthion program, through which the tech giant engages its entire ecosystem—from supply chain partners to consumers and employees—by helping tackle environmental challenges through innovative and integrated solutions.
Since 2020, Acer’s notebooks have adopted recycled paper for packaging, and this has saved 8,750 kg of paper pulp and cut down on the usage of 20 million plastic bags. From Acer’s internal recycling activities, over 50 metric tons of batteries were recycled and remanufactured into new ones.
In 2021, Acer announced a new “enviro-friendly” laptop, the Acer Vero, containing 50% post-consumer recycled plastic in its keyboard caps, and about 30% in other parts. Toward the end of 2021, the company expanded its Vero portfolio across a variety of devices.