Dataquest Insight: Forecast Scenarios for Mini-notebooks, Worldwide


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Mini-notebooks are an emerging category of mobile computing devices, which will offer additional growth opportunities to many hardware and some software vendors. Gartner predicts that 5.3 million such devices will be shipped in 2008 ,and 7.8 million in 2009.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Mini-notebooks: Definition and Segmentation
      • Definition
      • Mini-notebook Segmentation
    • Mini-notebooks Are Supply-Driven
    • Potential Users and Usage Scenarios for Mini-notebooks
    • The Largest Opportunities Are in Consumer Mini-notebooks
    • Forecast Scenarios for Consumer Mini-notebooks
      • Best-Case Scenario
      • Most Likely Scenario
      • Worst-Case Scenario
    • Education Mini-notebooks — Still Project-Driven
    • Business Mini-notebooks — A Niche Category
  • Background and Context
  • The Impact
  • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
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