Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) July 09, 2014

According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment plus Forecast Report, shipments of laptop PCs inside the initial quarter (Q1) of 2014 were much better than expected, due to the commercial PC refresh cycle plus Windows XP migration; nevertheless, shipments of pill PCs, at 56 million units, declined year-over-year for the first-time. Many brands reported weak pill PC shipment results inside Q1, due inside element to fresh product release delays. NPD DisplaySearch has lowered its forecast for pill PC shipments inside 2014 to 285 million units.

“Tablet PC need inside 2014 has been affected by dropping need for seven-inch-class models inside emerging parts plus inside China, where various neighborhood white-box brands have experienced lower-than-expected shipment growth,” mentioned Hisakazu Torii, vice president, smart application analysis at NPD DisplaySearch. “Many main brands have lately reduced their company plans for 2014. There is a risk which the substitution cycle for pill PCs can lengthen beyond the 1 to 2 year range except brands may develop more appealing use situations.”

For the previous years, pill PCs plus smartphones have been the main development driver inside the smart device category. In 2014, the year-over-year development rate of pill PCs can fall to merely 14 %, plus by 2017 usually slow to single-digits.

NPD DisplaySearch expects which competition from 5.5-inch-and-larger smartphones against 7 to 7.9-inch pill PCs might minimize the need for pill PCs by 2018. Unit share for 7 to 7.9-inch pill PC showcases peaked at 58 % inside 2013, yet may slowly decline inside 2014 plus beyond. Major brands are probably to move to heavier models, plus shipments of 8 to 10.9-inch pill PCs might overtake 7 to 7.9-inch pill PCs by 2018. Additionally, NPD DisplaySearch expects 11-inch plus bigger pills may surpass 10 % of the marketplace by 2018. “The heighten inside screen models might aid heighten pill PC profits.” Torii mentioned.

The NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment plus Forecast Report provides understanding plus information into worldwide plus territorial mobile PC shipments for both international plus territorial brands. For more info regarding the report, please contact Charles Camaroto at 888-436-7673 or 516-625-2452, email [email protected], or contact a territorial NPD DisplaySearch workplace inside China, Japan, Korea or Taiwan.

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