Laptop Shipment Forecasts Lowered on Supply, Demand at Goldman

26 Jun 2008 • by Natalie Aster

Global shipments of notebook computers will rise less than previously forecast because of lower-than-expected demand and supply constraints, Goldman, Sachs & Co. said, reported The Bloomberg.

Shipments by the world's top-five laptop makers will rise 5 percent this quarter from the previous three-month period, compared with an earlier forecast of 6 percent, analyst Henry King wrote in a report today. Shipments next quarter will expand 20 percent from the three months ending June 30, less than King's earlier estimate of 23 percent.

The top five notebook makers are Quanta Computer Inc. Compal Electronics Inc., Wistron Corp., Inventec Co. and Asustek Computer Inc., all of which are based in Taiwan.