Notebook shipments decline across the board for Q1 2011

Samsung Electronics the only top 10 vendor not to experience a drop in notebook shipments last quarter
Allen Ngo,

A recent report from Digitimes is showing a reduced number of notebook shipments for 9 out of the top 10 worldwide notebook vendors during the first quarter of 2011.

In short, the numbers for the top 10 notebook vendors in sequential order for Q1 2011 are as follows.

  • HP shipped 8.8 million units, a drop of 20%
  • Acer shipped 7.09 million units, a drop of 13%
  • Dell shipped 5.82 million units, a drop of only 6%
  • Toshiba shipped 4.76 million units, a drop of 10%
  • Lenovo shipped 4.74 million units, a drop of 10%
  • Asustek shipped 4.16 million units, a drop of 10%
  • Samsung shipped 3.11 million units, a rise of 1%
  • Apple shipped 2.74 million units, a drop of 6%
  • Sony shipped 1.83 million units, a drop of 29%
  • Fujitsu shipped 713k units, a drop of 14%

Each percentage change in the data is compared to the immediate quarter preceding Q1 2011. As one can see, South Korean-based Company Samsung was the only company out of the top 10 to experience a rise in shipment numbers, however small it may be.

Regarding the lower shipment numbers, the results were expected by HP as the company had predicted declining consumer market demand for notebooks during that quarter, according to Digitimes. Otherwise, the 10% drops are considered “average performance” for yearly first quarter results.

For the second quarter, Digitimes sources are expecting notebook shipments for all vendors to bounce back up to a 5-10% growth, with the exception of Acer. The Taiwanese computer maker has been having a tough year to say the least, and could fall behind further if its recent concerns remain unresolved.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-04-28 (Update: 2012-07-18)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.