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Dell notebook production explodes…

...for contract manufacturer Compal, at any rate

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Dell is set to become Taiwanese notebook maker Compal's largest client during the rest of 2001, taking over from Hewlett-Packard.

The Texan PC maker is clearly making something of a big push into the notebook market. Between Compal and its fellow Taiwanese contract manufacturer Quanta, Dell expects to take delivery of around four million notebooks this year, two million from each of its two suppliers.

That figure of two million translates into nearly 88 per cent of Compal's anticipated output of 2.28 million notebooks this year. In 2002, it expects to produce 3.5 million units, again largely thanks to the Dell order.

In Q2, by contrast, Dell took only 16 per cent of Compal's quarterly production of 499,000 units - 79,840 machines, in other words. HP took 44 per cent, Toshiba 27 per cent and Fujitsu four per cent.

Compal expects to ship the same number of machines to HP as before (it sold the company 21,956 notebooks in Q2). Sales to Toshiba will decline. ®

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