IDC: Centrino laptops will get 42% market share in 2003

With demand boosted by the establishment of hot spots, Centrino notebooks are expected to account for 42% of global notebook shipments in 2003, Jonathan Luo, manager of the Asia-Pacific Solution Group (APSG) at Intel Taiwan, quoted a survey released by International Data Corporation (IDC) as saying. According to the survey, 70% of respondents interviewed by the IDC said they definitely will choose notebooks with WLAN capabilities when they replace their old models, Luo said.

With demand boosted by the establishment of hot spots, Centrino notebooks are expected to account for 42% of global notebook shipments in 2003, Jonathan Luo, manager of the Asia-Pacific Solution Group (APSG) at Intel Taiwan, quoted a survey released by International Data Corporation (IDC) as saying. According to the survey, 70% of respondents interviewed by the IDC said they definitely will choose notebooks with WLAN capabilities when they replace their old models, Luo said.

This indicates that worldwide sales of Centrino-based notebooks are likely to gain momentum in the next three to six months, Luo asserted. By 2006, around 95% of notebooks shipped globally will offer WLAN connectivity, he added.

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