Shipments of Ultraslim Notebooks to Fatten in 2013

Ultraslim notebooks — defined as x86-based PCs with screen sizes between 10 and 17 inches and thicknesses of no greater than 21mm — are seeing shipments squeezed by display technology, a new study from NPD DisplaySearch has revealed. But that won’t be enough to keep them down.

“The high-end specifications for touch on Windows 8 PCs, and the unproven consumer demand for touch on notebooks has touch-screen suppliers leery of shifting capacity from the high volume smartphone and tablet PC markets to notebook PCs,” Richard Shim, senior analyst with NPD DisplaySearch

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