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Market Guide for Enterprise Desktops and Notebooks

Published: 11 April 2017

ID: G00303126

Analyst(s): Stephen Kleynhans , Federica Troni


The PC market is undergoing a restructuring that impacts everything, from what devices look like to how they are used and who is supplying them. This research offers guidance for I&O leaders responsible for endpoint computing procurement to make effective PC purchasing decisions in 2017 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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