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Intel optimistic about laptop market in 2009

Posted on Wednesday, October 22 2008 @ 03:26:03 CEST by

Intel's Asia Pacific chief said today that the notebook PC market will be in good shape next year, despite the slowing global economy:
'The consumer notebook will hold up,' Navin Shenoy, Intel's general manager in the Asia-Pacific region, told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of a two-day Intel Development Forum in Taipei.

'The commercial market is less clear but I think the emerging markets and consumer market and notebooks will continue to be very good,' said Shenoy, who is in charge of sales and marketing of Intel's products in the region, excluding Japan and China.

He declined to give any projections.

Centrino chips used mainly for portable notebooks marked Intel's entry to the wireless space, and the firm is also capitalising on a new market for smaller, cheaper notebooks, called netbooks, aimed at emerging markets and buyers who want the flexibility of having more than one computer.

'In a rising market, any product wins but in a slowing market, the best product wins,' Shenoy said.

'We will be strong in terms of our product lines.'



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