|Notebook Shipments Surpass 291 Million Units in 2014|
Posted: 08-Sep-2010 [Source: In-Stat]
[In-Stat reports mobile computing devices to continues to grow at a 19.1% CAGR through 2014 as demand for mobile computing increases in both developing and industrialized regions.]
Scottsdale, AZ -- Despite turbulent economic conditions, mobile computing continues to see surging demand resulting from sleeker designs, new form factors, and pent-up business demand. Mobile computing devices, including tablets, mini-notes (netbooks & smartbooks) and notebook PCs will grow at a 19.1% CAGR through 2014 and account for over 400 million units.
"While there will be a battle for the lower-end Internet-centric devices like tablets and netbooks, notebooks will continue to be the overall demand driver as consumers focus on lighter and lower-cost PCs and businesses continue to transition to mainstream and high-performance mobile platforms," says Jim McGregor, Chief Technology Strategist. "In addition, demand for mobile computing is coming from both developing and industrialized regions."
Recent Research by In-Stat found the following:
* Tablets will record the highest CAGR of 123.6% through 2014.
* Notebook shipments will reach 291 million units in 2014 and account for 52% of the computing market. CLICK HERE FOR GRAPH (2014 Shipments by form-factor)
* The Asia Pacific will lead all regions in growth surpassing 36% of the total market in 2014.
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