Mini laptop market is booming

Mini laptop market is booming

Mobile operators are starting to cash in on the booming mini-laptop market with sales climbing towards 10%.

Carphone Warehouse’s Webbook (the retailer’s major laptop product) has been the main catalyst in building up its laptop category, and it is understood to have taken 10% of the entire laptop market in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, Orange is giving away an Asus mini laptop with its mobile broadband deals, and LG will unveil its low-cost netbook next month. There are also widespread rumours that Apple will unveil a netbook in the near future.

The share of netbooks within the laptop market has doubled within the space of the last two months. In September this year, over 8% of all laptops sold were netbooks, compared with 4.5% in July this year.

Just one year ago netbooks accounted for less than 1% of the overall laptop market.

Written by Mobile Today
Mobile Today

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