Technology market research specialist IDC has spoken to HEXUS.tv to predict continued strong demand for notebooks in the UK and globally this year.
In the UK, the three year upgrade cycle usually attributed to businesses also applies. Eszter Morvay, senior research analyst for IDC explained that in developed markets like the UK consumers are looking to either replace their desktops with notebooks or upgrade to higher perfomance models. On the flip side, however, she warned that sales would continue to be dominated by the big, international players.
A further driver of demand could be the eventual application of Intel's new Penryn processor technology to notebooks, which is expected to bring about significant savings in power consumption and thus extension of battery life.
To see the full HEXUS.tv interview click here.