Apple's Far East manufacturers are expecting the company to ship at least 2.3 million notebooks by the end of the year.

A report on DigiTimes claims Apple's notebook makers Asustek and Quanta Computer are expecting strong results, which they attribute to Apple's notebook boost.

"Shipments of MacBooks are expected to total 500,000 units in the second quarter while monthly shipments will reach 300,000 units in the third quarter," the report states, citing the Chinese-language Apple Daily,.

"For the whole year, notebook shipments to Apple are expected to hit 2.3 million units," the report adds.

The report confirms the wave of pent-up demand for the company's new Intel-powered notebooks.

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