Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Tablet sales will be more than 30 million ahead of laptop sales in 2013 – The Notebook Company

It is expected that more than 240 million tablet PCs will be shipped during 2013, effortlessly surpassing the  207 million notebook PCs projected to ship during the year, said Christopher Riley, managing director of laptop and accessories retailer, The Notebook Company.

“We are also witnessing this trend at The Notebook Company,” said Riley, “and have been since the introduction of the first Apple iPad.”

He confirmed that the company is currently selling more tablets than laptops – a trend it expects to carry on “into the future”.

According to market research firm NPD Group DisplaySearch, tablet shipments are projected to grow 64% in 2013 compared to 2012.
“Projections are also being made,” said Riley, “that, by 2017, nearly three tablets will be sold to every one laptop.

“In fact,” Riley quipped, “the name of the company – The Notebook Company – is now essentially misleading, as we sell more tablets than notebooks.”

But Riley said while sales of laptops might be under pressure the company is hoping to increase its business as a “lot of clients will be looking to make a switch to laptops rather than upgrading or buying new desktops”.

He believes this could turn into a “fairly big” market for the company over the next 12 – 24 months.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Demand for laptops will be muted during the first quarter of 2013

Demand for laptops will be weak  during the first quarter of the year, and this is not only because of the market share being stolen by tablets, said Christopher Riley, managing director of laptop and accessories retailer, The Notebook Company – and one of the biggest local sellers of the Apple iPad tablet range.

Riley said it is “important to remember” that laptop demand – not counting netbooks – was already moving downwards before the tablet industry caught fire.

“Apple’s iPad, the soon-to-follow Android and Windows slates and, more recently, Windows RT tablets, are simply acting to aggravate these already existing problems.”

Riley said it appears that the general consensus among market watchers is that first quarter of 2013 will not witness an upsurge in laptop demand. In fact, he said, it could be an ever less lucrative quarter for notebook markets than usual.

“Generally, the first quarter of the year is a slow season due to the fact that many people are still recovering from the spending sprees of the festive season. Adding to the challenges, this year notebook vendors will have to content with Windows 7 notebook oversupply, pressing many to offer as many price cuts as is possible. Installing Windows 8 on units will help somewhat, but it must be remembered that many owners of Windows XP/Vista and 7 systems are probably not yet ready for performance upgrades. They might even opt to buy a new phone or a tablet instead of a PC.”

But Riley said that while there will be pressures on laptop sales, the popularity of tablets will continue. “Apple iPads will continue to outsell our range of laptops during the first quarter of this year,” said Riley, “and, frankly, I see this continuing into the year.”

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Do you know what liquid is much more expensive than human blood?

Is your printing costing MUCH more than it needs to? We believe we can save you thousands of Rands a year, if we can't, you can have our blood!

People talk about putting your money where your mouth is, but what about putting your blood where your mouth is?"
If we don't save you any money then I will personally donate a unit of blood for every case brought to my attention.

It is my job to make sure my clients never run out of Ink, Toner or Paper ever again - or there will be blood!!!! My Blood!

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We have started to Import Original, Refill and Generic Cartridges and Toners and would like to check if we can supply you ?

Please be so kind as to reply to email with below

What printers do you use at your home or office?
Please reply to this email or Fill in >>>This<< Form
(example HP 3500 , Samsung SCX-4623F )

Except for Delivery and Best Prices ? What else would you like from us?
Annual Free service to your printers
Delivery of paper at cost price
other Stationary
Monthly check of buffer stock levels? - So that you never have to run around and look for a cartridge/Toner as it runs empty?

Christopher Riley

PS: Perfume sometimes comes in more expensive than Printer Ink but scorpion venom, seems to be the most expensive liquid which comes in at $38,858,507.46 per gallon.

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