A new report from Displaysearch says notebook sales were up 35% year-over-year in Q1 2008:
Overall notebook unit sales were 31.1 million in the first quarter of this year, up 35% from 23.1 million in the Q1 2007, Displaysearch said. The world’s nine largest vendors now account for more than 85% market share and an average annual unit growth rate of 39%.
HP remained in the lead with 6.46 million sold notebooks, a market share of 20.8% and 40% annual growth. Dell came in second with a 15.1% share (45% growth), followed by Acer with a 14.6% share (33% growth). Apple has improved its position to #7, growing its sales by 61% to 1.4 million units. The company was outpaced by EeePC manufacturer Asus, which increased its shipments by an astonishing 67% to 1.3 million units and is ranked #8, just behind Apple. Lenovo (#5) also had a good quarter, growing its unit sales by 58%.