Laptop sales came in lower than expected in Q4 2017

Posted on Thursday, Feb 01 2018 @ 11:08 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes Research crunched the numbers and reports that notebook sales were weaker than expected in Q4 2017. Excluding the 2-in-1 device segment, a total of 41.15 million units were sold last quarter, which marks the first on-year decline after four consecutive quarters of on-year growth. The agency says replacement demand for enterprise laptops in mature markets weakened versus the first half of 2017. However, an uptick in demand is expected in Q1 2018:
However, Digitimes Research expects notebook shipments to return to the growth trend in the first quarter of 2018 and will see a single-digit percentage increase on year, fueled by new Chromebooks, the China gaming market, and the recovery of enterprise demand.

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