Tablets are a challenge to notebooks


The sector of notebooks seemed until now immune from the general economic crisis. Nowadays the data communicated to the press by the 5 major world producers, all headquartered in Taiwan, show a trend inversion. As a matter of fact, in the first 2013 quarter in the world 33.2 million pieces were sold with a downturn by 17.2% versus the fourth 2012 quarter, where sales had reached 40.1 million pieces. As cause of this downturn, besides the bad economic situation, also the competition of tablets is indicated.