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Market Trends: The Future of Mobile PC Feature Integration, 2017 Update

Published: 20 September 2017

ID: G00320213

Analyst(s): Ben Lee , Alan Priestley , Claire Wen, Amy Teng , Adriana Blanco, Hiroyuki Shimizu


By 2021, premium ultramobiles will dominate the PC market while traditional notebooks are repositioned for niche markets. Technology product management leaders at semiconductor organizations must account for price erosion, evolving form factors and enhanced feature sets to succeed in the PC market.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Twelve features that premium ultramobiles need to become mainstream, and that will provide differentiation from traditional notebooks
  • Technology Trend
    • SoC Processors
    • Discrete GPU
    • Flash-Based Storage Solutions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Near Field Communication
    • Bluetooth
    • Type C
    • UHD 4K Display
    • Touchscreens
    • 3D Cameras
    • MEMS Sensors
    • Fingerprint Sensors
    • Wireless Charging

Contrarian View

  • Slow Evolution of Premium Ultramobile Components May Delay Growth
  • Premium Ultramobiles May Further Cannibalize Traditional Notebooks

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