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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

Summary

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.

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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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