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Notebook shipments to surpass 291 million units by 2014, In-Stat says

Despite turbulent economic conditions, mobile computing continues to see surging demand resulting from sleeker...


September 8, 2010  


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Despite turbulent economic conditions, mobile computing continues to see surging demand resulting from sleeker designs, new form factors, and pent-up business demand.  

 

A new report from In-Stat estimates that mobile computing devices including tablets, mini-notes (netbooks and smartbooks) and notebook PCs will grow at a 19.1% CAGR through 2014 and account for over 400 million units.

 

“While there will be a battle for the lower-end Internet-centric devices like tablets and netbooks, notebooks will continue to be the overall demand driver as consumers focus on lighter and lower-cost PCs and businesses continue to transition to mainstream and high-performance mobile platforms,” says Jim McGregor, the firm’s chief technology strategist. “In addition, demand for mobile computing is coming from both developing and industrialized regions.”

 

Further information on the study is available at www.in-stat.com.