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Market Trends: The Future of Traditional Notebook Feature Integration, 2015 Update

Published: 16 October 2015

ID: G00271890

Analyst(s): Ben Lee , Masao Kuniba, Joseph Unsworth , Amy Teng , Hiroyuki Shimizu, Nathan Nuttall, Adriana Blanco


Though suffering from long-term decline, traditional notebooks represent a moderate price and mobility option for users' regular tasks. Semiconductor vendors should examine features to integrate into traditional notebooks to match the market trend during the next five years.

Table Of Contents


  • Traditional Notebook Unit Production Will Suffer Single-Digit Declines Through 2019

Market Trend

  • Traditional Notebooks Will Adopt High-Performance Features to Create Differentiation
  • Technology Trend
    • SoC Processors
    • Flash-Based Storage Solutions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth 4.x
    • 4K Display
    • MEMS Sensors
    • Touchscreens
    • 3D Camera
    • Wireless Charging

Contrarian View

  • Premium Ultramobiles May Further Cannibalize Traditional Notebooks

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