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Mobile PCs boost PC market in S'pore in 1H15

Posted: 01 Oct 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Gartner? mobile PC? notebook? HP? Apple?

Gartner Inc. has revealed that PC shipments in Singapore approached 588,300 units in 1H15, a 12 per cent increase over the same period last year. In addition, PC shipments in the country are expected to total 1.17 million units in 2015, a 7.4 per cent increase over last year, said the market analyst.

"Growth was driven by mobile PCs as shipments increased 18.4 per cent compared to the same period a year ago, while desk-based PCs declined 2.3 per cent," said Lillian Tay, principal research analyst at Gartner. "The boost in 1H15 came from the education and government segments for PC replacement project deliveries, while the aggressive prices (sub-$300) in the less than 13in screen notebooks, and availability of new hybrid models, stimulated consumer purchases."

Among the top five vendors, HP and Apple were the two vendors that gained market share in 1H15. HP's success was attributed to the project wins and a new mobile PC models line-up. Apple's introduction of the new Macbook helped the company gain share.

Singapore PC vendor shipments

Singapore PC vendor shipment market share estimates for 1H15 (per centage) Notes: Data includes desk-based PCs, notebooks and premium ultramobiles. Source: Gartner (September 2015)

The 2H15 will be marginally better than 2H14 due to subdued local economic conditions; the slowdown in professional market device replacement activity and a push-out in consumer purchases till early 2016 when more PC models will be available based on Intel's 6th generation CPU architecture.

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