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Notebook shipments tick upward ahead of Windows 8.1 launch

Published Jul 3rd, 2013 5:35PM EDT
Notebook Shipments Increase June 2013

There may be some hope for the PC market after all. Digitimes‘ latest research report shows that notebook shipments posted a month-over-month across-the-board increase in June as HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer and Asus all saw their shipments increase from shipment volumes in May. On the downside, however, notebook shipments were still down year-over-year from June 2012 and the overall market for Windows-based PCs remained depressed compared to a year ago. That said, it’s good news that notebook shipments are starting to gain some positive momentum just as Microsoft is preparing to launch its Windows 8.1 update this fall that gives users to option to boot up to desktop mode and that brings back the Start button to some degree.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.