Traditional notebook sales in the final quarter of the year grow. This year, despite the subsidies from Intel and Microsoft, notebook sales in the fourth quarter will be reduced as compared with the previous quarter and compared with the fourth quarter of 2013. This assured analysts Digitimes Research, estimating a decrease from the previous quarter to 2.6%, as compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 – 4.4%.
Experts explain the drop in demand is less than expected, the effect of the withdrawal of support of Windows XP in the corporate sector and the fact that the preparation of stocks by year-end suppliers completed earlier than usual – even in the third and second quarters.
A particularly strong reduction in supply will be for Taiwanese manufacturers, who are losing the Chinese market, as the company continues to build Lenovo here own production. Joint venture Lenovo and Compal Electronics, whose facilities are located in China, in September shipped two million laptops. Presumably, this level of volume shipments will continue throughout the fourth quarter.
By the way, it is expected that Lenovo is going to be one of the few who will show growth in the fourth quarter compared to the third quarter of 2014 and the fourth quarter of 2013. This company analysts tipped return to the first position in the list of the largest manufacturers of laptops. As for the other changes in the list of the top five could return the company Asustek Computer, displacing from fifth company Acer.