Notebooks to Account for a Quarter of All PC Sales in 2003

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To nobody’s surprise the popularity of notebooks over desktop PCs has been increasing as manufacturers are able to cram more functionality into a smaller package and continue to bring prices down.  According to the Market Intelligence Center (MIC) Global notebook shipments are expected to reach 37.566 million units this year and grow to 63.732 million units in 2006

The US and Europe will continue to be the largest notebook markets worldwide, taking over 60% of the pie. As international vendors inevitably have to lower their production costs in the intensified price competition, Taiwan is expected to enjoy continuous growth in orders from major brands, he said.

Strong sales for low-priced notebooks are expected to continue. Notebooks shipped this year with a price tag of below US$1,500 are expected to account for over half of total notebook purchases, or 13% of total PC sales

Worldwide PC shipments* (thousand units)

 

2000

2001

2002

2003f

2004f

2005f

2006f

2007f

2008f

Desktop

113,082

105,874

104,436

110,612

119,445

126,926

131,515

136,825

144,635

Notebook

24,437

25,747

30,033

37,566

47,260

55,721

63,732

72,019

84,621

Desktop Y/Y growth rate

12.2%

(6.4%)

(1.4%)

5.9%

8.0%

6.3%

3.6%

4.0%

5.7%

Notebook Y/Y growth rate

23.3%

5.4%

16.6%

25.1%

25.8%

17.9%

14.4%

13.0%

17.5%

Notebook share

18%

20%

22%

25%

28%

31%

33%

34%

37%

Source: MIC, compiled by DigiTimes, November 2003.
*Based on desktop and notebook shipments; servers are not included.

Worldwide notebook shipments by geography

 

2000

2001

2002

2003f

2004f

2005f

2006f

2007f

2008f

US

36.0%

32.8%

34.1%

33.8%

33.6%

34.0%

33.4%

32.2%

31.8%

Western Europe

22.6%

25.6%

27.0%

28.4%

28.2%

27.5%

27.1%

27.4%

27.5%

Japan

26.1%

23.9%

19.7%

17.3%

16.8%

15.9%

15.4%

14.7%

14.3%

Asia-Pacific

8.6%

10.1%

11.3%

12.5%

13.3%

14.1%

15.2%

16.4%

16.9%

Other

6.8%

7.6%

7.9%

8.0%

8.1%

8.5%

8.9%

9.3%

9.5%

Source: MIC, compiled by DigiTimes, November 2003.

 

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