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.