Laptops Demands for Q2 Fail to Bounce

The worldwide shipment of laptops has slumped in Q2 by 6.9 percent compared to the first quarter. While shipments of mobile PCs are typically slower at first quarter, they usually rebound in the second quarter. As a comparison, the shipments on Q2 rose by about 3.9 percent compared to the first quarter of.

More portable devices like tablets and large-sized smartphones have taken over among users with lighter computing requirements given their unique form factor and ease of use.

On the other hand, despite the introduction of powerful, energy-efficient processors and high-resolution touchscreen display, innovations in the laptop industry have largely stagnated. We are now seeing a larger influx of affordable tablets that eat into the severely eroded laptop space.

Obviously, laptops will never extinct, but it is unclear to what extent the downward trend will continue. So, it appears, the year is a bust for laptop manufacturers, unless shipments recover significantly in the second half of the year.

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