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Laptop Sales Slow Until July - Channel Vendors


Affected by the US financial crisis plus the news that Intel will launch its new Centrino 2 (Montevina) platform by the end of May, most consumers are taking a wait and see attitude over notebook purchases. This cautious attitude has lowered notebook demand, according to sources at channel vendors, who added that they expect demand will start picking up in July after Centrino 2 and Windows Vista SP1 show up. The sources expect that after Centrino 2 is launched, Intel will drop its previous Santa Rosa and Santa Rosa Refresh platform pricing to help clear inventory.

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