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 Notebook shipment results improve after 7 consecutive quarters of decline, says DisplaySearch -

After seven consecutive quarters of shipment declines, the global notebook market improved in the second quarter of 2014. According to NPD DisplaySearch, notebook PC shipments reached 45.1 million units, up 1% on year. "North America and Western Europe have improved to positive double-digit growth, due to a combination of commercial PC replacement cycles and Windows XP migration in 2014," said Hisakazu Torii, vice president, smart application research at NPD DisplaySearch. "The notebook market has also benefited from the launch of Chromebooks and other low-priced notebooks." After declining 20% in 2013, on-year growth for the top-5 notebook brands collectively reached 16% in the second quarter of 2014. With strong sales in Europe, China, and Latin America, the Lenovo Group overtook Hewlett-Packard (HP) to lead the market with an 18% shipment share. Asustek Computer claimed the number three position from Dell, due to increased shipments in Europe, China, and Asia. In contrast, shipments of tablets continued to fall in the second quarter of 2014, down 12% on year with shipments down for the top-5 brands. -