Worldwide shipments of notebooks in the second quarter fared slightly better than forecast, market researcher DisplaySearch said Thursday. In addition, notebook shipments made up more than 20 percent of the overall computer market for the first time. Second-quarter shipments of notebooks reached 6.25 million, the biggest quarter since the record-breaking third quarter of 2000. The new figure represents 9 percent growth over the second quarter of 2000.
However, DisplaySearch reduced its forecast for notebook shipments for the year from 27 million to 25.8 million. The market researcher also noted that the average selling price of liquid-crystal displays for notebooks has dropped by $253 since the beginning of 2000.