Printed from http://www.electronista.com

35 million netbooks to ship in 2009

updated 10:45 am EST, Wed November 4, 2009

ABI says netbooks still on track

Netbooks are still set to top nearly 35 million units by the end of the year, ABI said today. The prediction is similar to that from the start of the year and asserts that the mini portables will form a significant portion of the entire PC business. ABI doesn't predict market share but says that Acer, ASUS and Samsung produced 74 percent of all netbooks last year.

The PCs have been a mixed blessing for the industry. Their low cost and popularity has helped prop up shipping numbers for those producing the computers but is believed to have destroyed revenue by not only reducing profit margins but steering some customers away from more lucrative regular notebooks. A handful of companies like Apple have consciously avoided the category to either preserve their brand images or out of concerns of profitability and quality.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001

    +1

    And

    that means 35 million disappointed computer owners.

    All the computer makers should wise up and take apple's stance. Don't make the cheap netbook. Then you won't have to have your revenue suffer. Who cares if it does everything the user wants.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News