Netbook Demand Seen Rising
Worldwide shipments of netbooks are expected to double worldwide this year to 33 million, as demand for the smaller computers causes sales of traditional notebooks to become flat. That's the conclusion of the Quarterly Notebook PC Shipment and Forecast Report, released Monday by DisplaySearch.
The research firm said that netbooks will make up about 20 percent of the worldwide notebook market.
“Mini-notes are forecast to continue to be a significant portion of the market," the report's author, DisplaySearch director of notebook market research John F. Jacobs, said as part of the announcement. "While these devices have certainly created a new market, our research indicates that they are predominantly used as secondary PCs by consumers, and are not replacing notebooks."
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