At the End of 2H 2013, Touch Notebooks Will Account for 15%

The second half of the year will exhibit a risen propensity for special screens

By on May 31st, 2013 11:56 GMT

Over the past month, more than one analyst firm stated their opinions about the notebook market and how much of it would be made up of touch-enabled models.

Forecasts have varied, but the overall impression is the same: touch-based notebooks will grow in sales.

Even as tablets got close to overtaking the laptop industry as a whole, notebooks will steadily stop selling with normal displays.

Now, WitsView believes that the second half of the year (2013) will end with touchscreen laptops accounting for 15% of all laptop sales.

Total shipments for 2013 will be of 175.4 million units (5% below those of 2012).

Since touch panels won't be rising despite higher demand (touch module capacity has grown, offsetting undersupply of one-glass-solution / OGS products), the figure may even be surpassed.