Gartner Research

Market Guide for Enterprise Desktops and Notebooks

Published: 08 March 2016

ID: G00293825

Analyst(s): Federica Troni, Stephen Kleynhans

Summary

The PC market is undergoing a restructuring that impacts everything, from what devices look like to how they are used and who is building and selling them. This research offers essential guidance for endpoint computing procurement leaders to make effective PC purchasing decisions in 2016 and beyond.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

  • New Form Factors and Capabilities Expand the Usage Models for the PC
    • Notebooks
    • Desktops
  • Life Cycles Are Extending as Enterprises Hold Machines for Longer
  • Endpoint Security Becomes a Greater Focus in Hardware Procurement
  • Consumerization of Devices Is Driving BYOD and CYOD Initiatives
  • Fierce Competition in a Shrinking Market Will Challenge All PC Vendors
  • Single-Vendor Strategies Continue to Dominate, but Homogeneity Is Weakening as the Channel Regains Some Strength

Representative Vendors

  • Acer
  • Apple
  • Asus
  • Dell
  • Fujitsu
  • HP Inc.
  • Lenovo
  • Microsoft
  • Toshiba

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