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Notebook sales grow in Q3 2003

Quarterly notebook sales in the global market broke the 10 mln mark for the first time in Q3 2003, reaching 10.36 mln units, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).

Quarterly notebook sales in the global market broke the 10 mln mark for the first time in Q3 2003, reaching 10.36 mln units, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). Fueled by aggressive pricing, nearly all of the world's leading notebook vendors, except Apple Computer, recorded strong sequential growth in the third quarter, according to the research firm. The world's top five vendors in the third quarter were Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Toshiba, IBM and Acer.