October 9, 2009

Netbooks Help PC Market Grow, But Prices Hurt Revenue, Says Report

Article Source eWeek
October 9, 2009, 2:39 pm

Every segment of the mobile PC market was down year over year in the second quarter of 2009 — except for netbooks, with grew 264 percent, states a new report from DisplaySearch. It blames netbooks for eroding ASPs across the board.

Netbooks are once again a boon to a hurting portable PC market, states DisplaySearch in an Oct. 8 report on quarterly notebook PC shipments, though a reason for their success—low prices—is additionally encouraging a problematic trend...

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