Singapore PC market grew 12% in 1H 2015: Gartner
By Digital News Asia September 25, 2015
- Mobile PCs helped boost Singapore's overall PC market
- HP and Apple gain share thanks to new product line-up
PC vendors shipped a total of 588,300 units in Singapore in the first half of 2015, a 12 percent growth over the same period last year, according to industry research firm Gartner, Inc.
In a statement, principle research analyst at Gartner, Lillian Tay said, “Growth was driven by mobile PCs as shipments increased 18.4 percent compared to the same period a year ago, while desk-based PCs declined 2.3 percent.”
“The boost in the first half of 2015 came from the education and government segments for PC replacement project deliveries, while the aggressive prices (sub US$300) in the less than 13 inch screen notebooks, and availability of new hybrid models, stimulated consumer purchases,” she added.
Among the top 5 vendors, HP and Apple gained double digit market share within the first half of 2015 (pic below).
As for Apple, the introduction of the new MacBook helped the company gain share.
Lenovo and Dell both saw marginal upticks of around 4 percent in terms of shipment but lost market share of around a percent each.
The biggest loser was Taiwanese PC maker Acer, as shipments fell almost one percent and its market share tanked 1.8 percent within the same period.
Going forward, Gartner said PC shipments in Singapore are expected to hit 1.17 million units in 2015, an increase of 7.4 percent year over year.
The research firm noted that the second half of the year will be marginally better than the second half of 2014.
It continues to expect business PC replacements activity to be slow and consumers to delay their computer purchases until early 2016 when more PC models will be available based on Intel’s sixth generation chip architecture.