China Research

 

SEARCH

 

Computers & Peripherals

 

Consumer Electronics

 

Communications & Networks

 

Software and IT Services

 

Internet & E-Commerce

 

Industry Applications

 

Other Specialties

   
   
   
 

> Home

 

> CCID Data

 

> Services

 

> About

 

> Terms

 

> Privacy

 

> Contact

 

       

 

 

Computers & Peripherals

   
     
         
         
  China's 2Q08 Notebook Growth Jumps 47.5% In Challenging Environment  
September 8, 2008

Shipments of China's notebook computers jumped to 1.9 million in 2Q 2008Q2, up 47.5% YOY, despite China's more restrictive economic environment, declining equity markets, and recent natural disasters. Lenovo leads in notebook shipments for the quarter, while the top five vendors combined captured 71.4% shipment share.

Vendors continue their intense competition with rapid product releases, upgrades, and improved promotional methods.

Dual-core has become the main configuration in China's notebook market; while wider screens and larger capacity hard drives has been the trend. Pre-installed Windows Vista notebook share has significantly improved, but XP is still popular. Vendors are shifting from price performance to products targeted to specific user segments and applications, complemented by advertisements and promotions. Notebook designs are increasingly reflective of user and application.

Dramatic growth in China's consumer sector, while commercial slows.

Consumer sector notebooks grew 92.3% YOY for 2Q08, with competition being more intense than that of the commercial sector. Dell increased its consumer shipment share with its emphasis on China retail channels development. Samsung has also improved its position with adjustment in its product and prices.

Notebook Sectors

2Q07

2Q08

Growth YOY (%)

Consumer Shipments (thousands)

470

904 9.5%

Commercial Shipments (thousands)

816

993 2.7%

Total

1,286

1,897 2.7%

source: ccid consulting, July 2008

 

Due to China's macro-economic environment and the Sichuan earthquake, businesses shifted focus to their own business development and support for the earthquake, which meant less notebook purchase growth. Government procurement was also down, especially in the 2nd half of May. Moreover, as attention shifted towards the Beijing Olympics, businesses reduced their purchasing activity. However, China's health care, municipal traffic control and logistics did have favorable development.

For more information

Please contact us for these and other China-related data, information and products.

Unless otherwise specified, all information provided is sourced from CCID Consulting.

 
         
         
     

Computers &
Peripherals
Consumer
Electronics
Communications
& Networks
Software &
IT Services
Internet &
E-Commerce
Industry
Applications
CCID Data Services About Terms Privacy HOME
Contact

2008 CCID Consulting Co., Ltd.