Dell plans to ship 9 to 10 million notebooks in 2004, up from six to 6.5 million units this year, according to sources at Dell's Taiwanese notebook contract makers.

According to the sources, Dell made the 10-million-unit projection when drawing shipment plans for next year with its contract manufacturers. If Dell manages to achieve the goal, next year it will seize about 25% of the global notebook market, which is estimated at about 41 million to 42 million units, according to Taiwanese notebook makers.