Acer told the press it expects global netbook shipments will double this year. The Taiwanese computer vendor estimates its sales of notebook and netbook computers will rise 35-40 percent in the second quarter of this year, even as desktop computer shipments are expected to drop 5-10 percent.
cer Inc., the world's third-largest computer maker, said on Wednesday it expects its PC shipments to grow 25-30 percent in the current quarter from the year before, fuelled by a surge in portable computing devices.
The company said it expects its notebooks and low-cost netbook PC shipments to rise 35-40 percent, even as its desktop PC shipments were likely to drop 5-10 percent.
The strong growth comes as portable PCs are forecast to surpass desktops in terms of unit sales for the first time this year, according to IDC.