Shipment of Vista notebooks to start taking off in Q2

The shipment proportion of notebooks supporting Vista operational system (OS) will soar in the second quarter since Microsoft has ruled that branded makers upgrade all of their consumer notebooks to the new OS by March or the company will suspend its marketing subsidy, according to industry sources. With the strategy from Microsoft, Vista-supporting models will account for over half of consumer notebooks to be shipped in the second quarter, Taiwan-based PC branded makers said.

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