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.
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: