DigiTimes Research claims laptop sales are estimated to have hit the 46.059 million mark in Q4 2014. The research firm says that's 3.1 percent more than the quarter before and about the same level as the year before.
The three largest laptop makers were HP, Lenovo and Dell, with a marketshare of 23.0 percent, 22.4 percent and 11.4 percent, respectively.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) was the largest vendor accounting for 23.0% of the shipments, followed by Lenovo with 22.4%, Dell with 11.4%, Asustek Computer with 10.0%, Acer with 8.7%, Apple with 8.4%, Toshiba with 5.6%, Samsung Electronics with 2.2% and Fujitsu with 1.3%, Digitimes Research indicated.
Taiwan-based ODMs together shipped 36.609 million notebooks in the quarter, taking up 79.5% of the global total with growth of 0.2% on quarter and a drop of 6.6% on year. Quanta Computer accounted for 33.0% of the shipments, Compal Electronics for 31.4%, Wistron for 15.8%, Inventec for 7.5% and Pegatron for 6.9%.