Q2 2005 saw an explosion in notebook sales in the PC markets of the Middle East and Africa. According to IDC, total shipments rose a healthy 37.4% to 2 mln units and 35.5% in revenue to $2.1 bln compared to Q2 2004. Nnotebooks stole the show, with unit shipments soaring by more than 108% compared to Q2 2004. Desktops and x86 servers also had solid shipment gains of 23.5% and 13.4%, respectively. In Saudi Arabia and Turkey, notebooks already make up close to 50% of total PC shipments. In the UAE, they already outsell desktops.
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