'Tis The Season For Notebook PCs

Subject: Mobile | December 10, 2004 - 09:38 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2004 - While some time-honored holiday traditions never change, the 2004 holiday season is increasingly going digital with notebooks amongst this season's brightest sellers.

According to consumer retail figures from The NPD Group, notebooks are becoming as popular as TVs. During "Black Friday," the name retailers give for the day after Thanksgiving, consumer notebook sales exceeded the sales of all types of TVs.1 Analyst firm Gartner expects both U.S. and worldwide fourth quarter consumer notebook shipments to be up almost 22 percent each over 2003.2