Rivals in Ultra-Thin Notebook Battle Unlikely to Overtake Apple This Year

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    Rivals in Ultra-Thin Notebook Battle Unlikely to Overtake Apple This Year


    A new report from Digitimes Research today says that Apple’s rivals in the ultra-thin notebook battle look unlikely to be able to surpass, or even compete against, Apple this year. According to Digitimes Research senior analyst Joanne Chien, despite the fact that Apple’s ultra-book rivals have been “aggressively” investing in the development of new ultra-thin notebook products, including Windows 8 and touchscreen models, Apple’s MacBook Air series already has 50% of global notebook shipments featuring an ultra-thin design for the second quarter. Following on from that, Chien says that Apple’s MacBook Air shipments in the fourth quarter are also expected to be more than the shipments of all the non-Apple ultrabook and ultra-like notebooks combined.

    Chien adds that despite Microsoft releasing the $14.99 Windows 8 update plan back on June 2, with the intention of boosting demand for notebooks, results were not as good as hoped for, with Toshiba and HP seeing falls in shipments in June. The report concludes that notebook shipments from the top-six brand vendors (non-Apple) in the second quarter are only expected to increase by 1.3%, which would be lower than the average of 6-8% over the previous few years.

    Source: Digitimes Research: Non-Apple brand vendors unlikely to surpass Apple in ultra-thin battle in 2012

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