With Lenovo as the only company that is still doing well on the PC market, worries are amounting that notebooks won't experience any sort of replacement trend.
We can't exactly offer any assurance that things will get better. The opposite will happen in fact, according to reports
from PC companies.
While phones and tablets are bound to sell well over the holidays, notebooks won't see any spike in demand. They might even sell less than they have so far this year.
Acer and Dell are said to be the ones suffering from the weakest sales, but HP could also experience something similar after the losses suffered earlier this year, especially between May and July.
Not everyone agrees with these predictions of course, but there is a consensus, of sorts, that it is unlikely for those who already own notebooks to want replacements in the near future, Windows 8 or no. Whether or not the first quarter of 2013 changes things for the better remains to be seen.