Market analysts have started predicting the first quarter results of 2013 now in the second month of the first quarter itself. The giant PC maker Lenovo seems to be on its way to become the top notebook vendor this quarter.
The analysis says that the Chinese company may ship higher number of Notebooks in the first quarter of 2013. However, sources from Digitimes still think HP will perform better in terms of sales for the whole year. It says Lenovo will lead the market only during the first quarter.
Acer, Toshiba, Dell may see a sales drop of 15-20% in the first quarter predicts the analysts. HP may also see a small downtrend in sales in the first quarter but may perform better and pick up sales in the rest of the quarters. It is also expected that HP will sell about 35 million devices, which is high, compared to 32 million sales last year.
Lenovo, on the other hand, is expected to sell 30-31 million Laptops this year. In total, the analysts seem divided on their opinions about Lenovo and HP on who will lead the market this year. Dell is expected to decrease its sale of PCs after privatization. HP now stands a better chance of overtaking Dell in Notebook sales, in North America.
Lenovo's PC sales have grown up consistently in the past 3 and half years, and in the last quarter it has grown by eleven percent. The company now is calling all shots and is on its way to becoming the number one vendor in the industry.