Sound Paradoxical? More units shipped, but less revenue coming in. This is a predicament which many a computer company is finding itself in lately as, increasingly, people pass up on spending a fortune on super fast quad-corePCs to buy little crotch-warming netbooks instead.
The irony is that whilst Quanta’s revenues plunged some 18.5 per cent from last year, its netbook shipments are on the increase. In August the firm managed to dispatch some 3.1 million units, which is up a whole 0.2 million from the previous year.
So, the netbook, it seems, is both a blessing and a curse. Consumers, fed up of shelling out thousands of dollars for power they don’t need are voicing their opinions with their wallets, snapping up the cheaper machines by the drove but taking a serious chink out of company revenues at the same time.
For what it’s worth, Quanta may be able to up its netbook shipments even more come September, when, as well as upping the number of Acer Aspire netbook shipments, little lappies from both Sony and Lenovo should also begin shipping.
Much like Marvin, the paranoid android, however, Quanta is curbing its enthusiasm on netbook sales and playing it safe when it comes to talk of future revenues.
Netbooks to blame for loss of revenues, says Quanta
By Sylvie Barak on Sep 15, 2008 6:30AM