According to Digitimes Research, worldwide shipments grew in September after six months of stagnation.
The market research outfit said that the introduction of Intel “Skylake” processors and demand for Windows 10 accounted for the growth. Sales, of course, are not the same as shipments.
But although worldwide notebook shipments were up by six percent sequentially in the third quarter, compared to the same quarter last year there was a fall of 9.1 percent.
Apple showed real growth during the third quarter, compared to the Wintel vendors.
Lenovo and HP both saw 10 percent sequential growth in the quarter, but the same was not true for Asustek which saw a sequential decline in the third quarter.
Chromebooks haven’t apparently continued their momentum in the third quarter of this year. Last week, rival market research IDC had no good news about notebook shipments in the third quarter.