According to a recent report, 20% of notebook buyers in Europe in Q4 2008 purchased a netbook. Shipments of netbooks accounted for 20% of all mobile computers shipped for the quarter. The statistics come from IDC and are for all of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
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Europe accounts for the vast majority of the machines sold though. In 2008, shipments for the entire EMEA area came to almost 7 million units meaning half the years netbook shipments can during the Christmas season.
Acer was the top computer brand for the quarter with a 30.3% share of the shipments for the quarter. Asus took a close second place with 28% of the machines shipped with HP, Samsung, and Dell following behind.
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