The Great Tablet Race: IDC's Top 5 Tablet Brands For Q3

No. 5 Acer

Acer shipped 1.2 million tablets in the third quarter for a 346.3 percent growth, compared to 300,000 tablets in the third quarter of 2012, according to IDC. The Taiwanese hardware company currently offers two tablet series operating on Android: the Iconia A, which comes in 7.9- and 10.1-inch versions, as well as the Iconia B, a 7-inch e-reader. Both series fall into the "low-cost Android tablet", category. According to IDC, it is the lower-priced Android tablets that are responsible for a large chunk of worldwide tablet shipments. Additionally, Acer's Iconia W series offers a range of Windows 8 products, including tablets with docking keyboards. Acer accounted for 2.5 percent of total tablet market share.

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