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Market Share Alert: Preliminary, PCs, Worldwide, 1Q17

Published: 11 April 2017

ID: G00328822

Analyst(s): Kanae Maita, Bruno Lakehal , Annette Jump , Mikako Kitagawa , Lillian Tay, David Glenn


Price hikes due to component shortages have worsened the PC market decline, which was 2.4% in 1Q17. However, the business market showed modest growth. Technology strategic planners should focus on investment optimization to find the most effective market to survive in the challenging market.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Findings: Top-Line Results

  • Top-Line Analysis: 1Q17
    • Regional Results
    • PC Price Hike an Additional Inhibitor
    • Gaming PC Demand Can Revive Consumer Market, but With Limited Impact
    • Windows 10 Migration Drives Business PC Refresh
    • Longer-Term Pricing Trend: Transformation of the PC Market
  • Vendor Analysis: 1Q17
    • Vendor Competitive Landscape
    • Top-Three Vendor Results

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