TAIPEI – Notebook shipments in 2019 are estimated to increase 1.6%, then slip significantly due to the 15% US tariff on Chinese-made notebooks, according to DigiTimes.

The notebook shipment increase this year coincides with vendors increasing inventory to prepare for the US-China trade war and growth of shipments for enterprise devices and Chromebooks.

Smartphone and tablet shipments are expected to decrease in 2019. In 2020, only smartphone shipments are expected to grow.

Smartphone shipments in 2020 are estimated to rise as a result of 5G commercialization.

Global tablet volumes in 2020 are unlikely to stay above 130 million units. After 2020, the tablet market will rely on rigid demand, with shipments dropping 2%-3% each year through 2024 to stabilize at 120 million units.


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