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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.

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September 6, 2018 |

Performance and Portability Shine in an Otherwise Declining Market for Personal Computing Devices, According to IDC

Unit shipments for the global personal computing devices market, comprised of Traditional PCs, Tablets, and Workstations, is expected to contract by 3.9% in 2018, according to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC)†Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker.

Unit shipments for the global personal computing devices market, comprised of Traditional PCs, Tablets, and Workstations, is expected to contract by 3.9% in 2018, according to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC)†Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. This decline is expected to continue throughout the forecast period as the market shrinks to 383.6 million units shipped in 2022 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -1.5%. Despite the decline in overall shipment volume, the market is expected to grow 3.6% in terms of dollar value to $237.3 billion in 2018, fueled by 2-in-1s (detachable tablets and convertible notebooks), ultraslim notebooks, and even desktops, particularly ones used for gaming.

“Although average time spent on a PC has declined substantially in the past few years, the need for better designs and greater performance has continued to grow,” said†Jitesh Ubrani, senior research analyst with IDC’s†Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. “The market for gaming PCs provides a much-needed uplift in the short term and beyond that, we still anticipate the need for performance-oriented machines that cater to designers, AR/VR related tasks, and even to creators that are part of the YouTube generation.”

Among the various form factors, desktop PCs are expected to see a CAGR of -2.7% as most of these devices are destined for the commercial market where lengthy refresh cycles and saturation are contributing to a steady decline in shipments. Slate tablets, along with traditional notebooks and mobile workstations, share a similar outlook with five-year CAGRs of -5.3% and -9.1% respectively.

Meanwhile, ultraslim notebooks and 2-in-1 devices share a much more positive outlook as the categories are forecast to achieve CAGRs of 7.8% and 9.3% respectively. “While the ramp of convertibles and detachables has been more crawl than run, the category, on the whole, continues to build momentum,” said†Linn Huang, research director Devices & Displays at IDC. “Strong form factor appeal, the continued growth of gaming, and even the ascent of Chromebook as a consumer device in North America will all play an important role in bolstering the critical holiday season that is looming.”

Personal Computing Device Forecast, 2018-2022†(shipments in millions)
Product Category

2018
Shipments*

2018
Share*

2022
Shipments*

2022
Share*

2018-2022
CAGR*

Desktop + DT & Datacenter Workstation 94.4 23.2% 84.5 22.0% -2.7%
Notebook + Mobile Workstation 162.3 39.9% 165.0 43.0% 0.4%
Detachable Tablet 22.5 5.5% 31.4 8.2% 8.7%
Slate Tablet 127.8 31.4% 102.8 26.8% -5.3%
Grand Total 407.0 100.0% 383.6 100.0% -1.5%
Traditional PC 256.7 63.1% 249.5 65.0% -0.7%
Traditional PC + Detachable 279.2 68.6% 280.8 73.2% 0.1%
Total Tablet (Slate + Detachable) 150.3 36.9% 134.1 35.0% -2.8%
Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, August 30, 2018

In addition to the table above, a graphic illustrating worldwide shipment growth for the main PCD product categories over the 2018-2022 forecast period is available by viewing†this press release.

IDC’s†Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker†gathers data in more than 90 countries and provides detailed, timely, and accurate information on the global personal computing device market. This includes data and insight into global trends around desktops, notebooks, detachable tablets, slate tablets, and workstations. In addition to insightful analysis, the program delivers quarterly market share data and a five-year forecast by country. The research includes historical and forecast trend analysis.


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