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Study: Netbook sales growing at 264 percent clip

Oct 10, 2009, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

" Netbooks were the only mobile PC category to show year-over-year growth in the second quarter, says a Michelle Maisto story in an eWEEK story on the DisplaySearch study. The second-quarter 2008 netbook revenue of $848 million was said to have jumped to $2.24 billion in the first quarter of 2009 and 3.07 billion in the second quarter, the latter representing a 264 percent leap.

"By comparison, second-quarter 2009 revenue for "ultraportable PCs" was $1.48 billion, representing a year-over-year loss of 31 percent. Larger "portable PCs" with 13- to 16-inch displays earned over six times the revenue of netbooks in the quarter, bringing in $19.73 billion, yet that represented a 13 percent drop year over year, says the story."

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