Taiwanese supply chain makers told DigiTimes that Lenovo is likely to ship the most notebooks in Q1 2013. The sources note that both Lenovo and ASUS are expected to see a 5 percent increase in their notebook shipments this quarter, while HP, Dell, Toshiba and Acer are expected to see big drops.
Lenovo and Asustek Computer are expected to see their notebook shipments in the first quarter of 2013 increase by up to 5% on quarter, while Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Toshiba are expected to see sequential decreases of 20% and Acer will see a drop of 15-20%, the sources said.
However, HP is expected to continue its lead for the whole year of 2013 by shipping an estimated 35 million notebooks, while Lenovo will ship 30-31 million units, the sources indicated. HP was the largest notebook vendor in 2012 with shipments of 32 million units and Lenovo ranked second by shipping nearly 30 million units, the sources noted.