Vendors push for notebook growth

Dell logoWhile notebook sales have been in the doldrums for much of this year, the third quarter saw a revival of the sector’s fortunes with shipments growing to 43.17 million units.

Trendforce said that while that’s a growth from the second quarter, it represents a 5.7 percent year on year decline.

Anita Wang, a Trendforce analyst, said that vendors will lower their prices and have to shift boxes because otherwise the warehouses will be full of notebooks and that will affect the first quarter of next year.

Trendforce said that HP showed a sequential quarterly growth of 10.4 percent and is number one in the sector.

Second was Lenovo which managed to dump excess stock.

Dell saw growth in North America and China, and grew its shipments sequentially by 18.3 percent, said Wang.