How many of these netbooks are being sold?
During its earnings conference call, Intel provided some quantification on how its Atom platform is selling:
Third quarter revenue for Atom based microprocessors and associated chipsets was approximately $200 million . . .
It’s probably pretty safe to say that Intel is getting somewhere between $50-75 average for the processor and chipset. Let’s assume $60.
Divide $200 million by $60, and you get about 3.3 million units. The preliminary estimate for PC sales for the quarter is around 80 million, so when you 3.3 million/80 million, you get about a 4% marketshare.
That’s certainly pretty good for a product line that’s only a couple quarters old, but it’s not world-conquering, either. Yet.