Acer, HP, Asus to Lead Netbook Growth in 2010, Report Says

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Think netbooks flew off the shelves in 2009? Well a new report from iSuppli says the economic recovery will push these baby notebooks to even greater ubiquity in 2010, with Asus, Acer and HP enjoying much of the buying frenzy.

Notebook PCs in 2010 are on track to post solid double-digit growth due to improved economic conditions worldwide as well as the expected expansion of two high-achieving segments, netbooks and Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage (CULV) notebooks, according to a recent report by research firm iSuppli Corp. Overall notebook PC shipments will hit 209.5 million units in 2010, up a robust 25.5 percent from 166.9 million last year, iSuppli figures show. Not only will this year's growth be higher than the 19 percent increase posted by the market in 2008, it will also exceed expansion levels during the next four years.