Sources in the Taipei channel spoke to me last night and the consensus is that notebook shipments will drop in Q1 2013. The figures should drop around 11% sequentially with a global market share around 89%.
Digitimes have more detailed research on the matter than they claim “Of the first-quarter shipments, 16-inch and larger models will account for 5.5%, 15-inch for 39.9%, 14-inch for 34.6%, 13-inch for 11.1%, 12-inch for 2.7%, and sub-12-inch for 6.2%.
Among international vendors, Hewlett-Packard (HP) will account for 17.8% of the first-quarter shipments, followed by Lenovo’s 15.4%, Dell’s 12.4%, Acer’s 12.0%, Asustek Computer’s 10.3%, Apple’s 9.0%, Toshiba’s 7.7%, Sony’s 4.3%, Samsung Electronics’ 1.8%, and NEC’s 1.0%.”
Some sources claim that notebook shipments were quite positive in Q4 2012 even though tablet sales have hurt laptop sales globally. Intel are due to release a new generation of Intel processors this year and many enthusiast users will be waiting for the next generation technology to hit market.
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