Notebook shipments up 40% in Q3 2008

Notebook PC shipments rose almost 40% in Q3 2008 compared to Q3 2007 to reach 38.6 mln units. Desktop PC shipments declined by 1.3% for the same period to 38.5 mln units. Worldwide PC unit shipments rose 15.4% on Q3 2007, with 79 mln units shipped. Overall Q3 PC shipments exceeded iSuppli’s prior expectations of 12% YTY growth for Q3 2008.