December 29, 2009

Netbook Share Will Diminish, Study Says

Article Source LinuxDevices
December 29, 2009, 6:54 am
Netbook shipments are expected to total 33.3 million units by year's end, for a year-over-year growth of 103 percent, says DisplaySearch. But in 2010, growth will slow to less than 20 percent, thanks to the new breed of notebook computers with ultra-low voltage processors and sub-$500 price points, the research firm adds.
According to DisplaySearch's Dec. 22 "Quarterly Notebook PC Shipment and Forecast Report," 2009 was an excellent year for netbooks -- a conclusion that will surprise no one. By the end of the year, the firm says, more than 33.3 million netbooks will have shipped, delivering total revenue of $11.4 billion, plus year-over-year growth rates of 72 percent in revenue and 103 percent in shipments. A DisplaySearch study released in October reported that the netbook market was growing at a 264 percent rate in the second quarter, year over year...