Netbooks to Help Notebook PC Market
Well look at it this way, the world economy is experiencing difficult times. And yet all of us at some point still needs computing machines for our day-to-day activities and machines. Notebook PC’s are too expensive especially with the tightening consumer budget. So it is no wonder that netbooks are so hot these days. Netbooks offer an affordable piece of computing machine that can do what the regular notebooks are able to do without incurring to much on our budget.
So, expectedly, netbooks are propelling the performance of the PC industry, despite the slow growth in notebook PC sales. According to a DisplaySearch study, netbooks are expected to grow more than 65% on year in 2009 as compared to the traditional notebook PC market which might grow up to only 3%.
The DisplaySearch study also looked into how the prices of LCD panels have affected netbook manufacturer’s shift into 8.9-10-inch netbooks from the previous 7-t0 8.9-inch models. The decreasing prices of panels have enabled them to come up with netbooks with bigger sizes at a price that is still affordable to consumers.
Hence DisplaySearch is forecasting an on-year growth of 66% in 2009 for the netbook market pushing netbook production to around 27 million units.
But despite this trend, DisplaySearch does not believe that netbooks are out to replace the traditional notebooks. Consumers will go back to buying traditional notebooks as soon as the economic crisis is over.