Global PC notebook shipments sink 8.7% while Apple notebooks shipments grow

“Global notebook shipments showed an apparent setback of 8.7% sequentially to 48.59 million units in the fourth quarter,” Joanne Chien reports for DigiTimes.

“Apple is the only vendor that managed to keep its fourth-quarter notebook shipments staying at the same level recorded in the third quarter, and even saw its shipments of MacBook Air models increase to 1.2 million units in the fourth quarter from one million in the previous quarter,” Chien reports. “Affected by the shortage in HDD supplies, Asustek Computer suffered the highest setback of 12.4% in notebook shipments in the fourth quarter, compared to an average of 5-7% for other branded vendors.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Since Apple is buying fewer and fewer HDDs, coupled with the overall decline in laptop sales, there was no shortage of HDDs, to the contrary, a glut of HDDs is building. Asustek’s 12% decline was caused by a decline in interest for their products. Period.

  2. Then Apple will get crucified by the street for this news when they announce their numbers.


    Because they didn’t sell 10 Gazillion laptops or what ever number the assholes analysts make up.

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