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Market Trends: Evolution of Desktop PCs — All-in-Ones, Ultra-Mini-PCs and Stick PCs

Published: 27 October 2015

ID: G00273655

Analyst(s): Lillian Tay, Isabelle Durand, Mikako Kitagawa


Desktop PCs will evolve into a set of niche device segments with specific usage scenarios. Product leaders should focus on development of AIO with new functionaries and ultra-mini-PCs.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Desktop as a Set of Niche Device Segments With Profitability
    • Desktop Usage in the Business Market
    • Desktop Usage in the Consumer Market
    • Opportunities in the Desktop Market
  • All-in-One Desktops
    • Growth Opportunities in Business AIO
    • Market Dynamics of Consumer AIOs
  • Ultra-Mini-PCs
  • Emerging Form Factors
    • Stick PCs
    • Desktops With Alternative OSs
    • Desktops With Additional Functionalities

Vendors to Watch

  • Lenovo
  • HP
  • Dell
  • Apple

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