Digitimes Research estimates global notebook shipments fell 8.7% Q/Q in Q4, typically a...

|By:, SA News Editor

Digitimes Research estimates global notebook shipments fell 8.7% Q/Q in Q4, typically a seasonally strong quarter, thanks to the hard drive shortages caused by lost Thai manufacturing capacity. However, Apple's (AAPL) shipments are believed to have held steady, thanks in part to a 20% Q/Q shipment increase for the MacBook Air, which relies on flash memory for storage instead of a hard drive.