You may have noticed that netbooks with 7 and 8.9 inch displays are getting harder to find as 10 inch models (as well as larger machines with 11 and 12 inch screens) are becoming more common. Apparently this isn’t just a trend in the US and Europe. According to a Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute study,shrinking demand for smaller netbooks has led Chinese PC makers to foucs more heavily on 10 inch and larger models.
In late 2008, 8.9 inch netbooks were at the head of their class, but by the first quarter of 2009, 10 inch netbooks made up 70 percent of shipments from the Greater Chinese netbook industry.
While most netbooks are sold in Europe, the US, and other developed countries, they’re starting to pick up steam in China. The overwhelming majority of netbooks and laptop computers generally, are manufacturer in Taiwain, which is either a part of China or a separate country depending on who you ask (China claims it as a territory).
via TG Daily