September 08, 2010 00:15 ET

Notebook Shipments Surpass 291 Million Units in 2014, In-Stat Says

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) - Despite turbulent economic conditions, mobile computing continues to see surging demand resulting from sleeker designs, new form factors, and pent-up business demand. Mobile computing devices, including tablets, mini-notes (netbooks & smartbooks) and notebook PCs will grow at a 19.1% CAGR through 2014 and account for over 400 million units.

"While there will be a battle for the lower-end Internet-centric devices like tablets and netbooks, notebooks will continue to be the overall demand driver as consumers focus on lighter and lower-cost PCs and businesses continue to transition to mainstream and high-performance mobile platforms," says Jim McGregor, Chief Technology Strategist. "In addition, demand for mobile computing is coming from both developing and industrialized regions."

Recent Research by In-Stat found the following:

  • Tablets will record the highest CAGR of 123.6% through 2014.
  • Notebook shipments will reach 291 million units in 2014 and account for 52% of the computing market. CLICK HERE FOR GRAPH (2014 Shipments by form-factor)
  • The Asia Pacific will lead all regions in growth surpassing 36% of the total market in 2014. 

The research, "3Q10 Computing Forecasts: Desktops, Notebooks, Netbooks, and MID's/Tablets" (#IN1004857WH), covers the worldwide market for desktop computing devices across six regions and includes shipment, growth, and segmentation forecasts for:

  • Desktop PCs
  • Mobile Internet Devices(MIDs)/Tablets
  • Mini-notes (Netbooks, smartbooks, and UMPCs)
  • Notebook PCs

For a free sample of the report and more information contact Elaine Potter,; (480) 483-4441

To purchase it online, please visit: 

The price is $2,495 (US).

This research is part of In-Stat's Mobile & Computing Devices service, which provides analysis and forecasts of the market for mobile communications and computing devices, including cell phones, smartphones, MIDs, tablets, mini-notes/netbooks, and notebooks.

About In-Stat
In-Stat's market intelligence combines technical, market and end-user research and database models to analyze the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems. Our insights are derived from a deep understanding of technology impacts, nearly 30 years of history in research and consulting, and direct relationships with leading players in each of our core markets.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jim McGregor
    Chief Technology Strategist
    Email Contact
    Phone: (480) 609-4554

    Rick Vogelei
    Marketing Manager
    Email Contact
    Phone: (480) 483-4476