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14" and 15" Notebook PCs to Remain Mainstream in 2016: MIC
May 05, 2016


Global notebook PC shipment volume topped around 163 million units in 2015, representing a 4.9% year-on-year decline, according to MIC (Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute), a Taipei-based ICT research institute. "And we found, aside from ongoing global economic uncertainties, one of the major causes of it was the lack of the sight of massive replacement demand expected to come from Windows 10 and Skylake CPUs," says Jessica Hsu, senior analyst with MIC. "Despite several positive factors, the pressure of 2-in-1 tablets on traditional notebook PCs is getting worse and is going to affect the market's performance this year."

Worldwide Notebook PC Shipment Volume, 2011-2020

Source: MIC, May 2016

"By panel size, 14" and 15" notebook PCs remained the mainstream in 2015, accounting for over 70%. Meanwhile, 13" and 11" models have been benefited by massive commercialization and Chromebook launch," says Hsu. "Though the combined share of 14" and 15" models is likely to remain the highest, it is expected to drop under 70% in the first half of 2016. This owes largely in part to the growing demand from middle-upper range of consumers who look for lightweight and compact models which often come with a 12" or 13" panel."

To see more about this report, please visit: Worldwide Notebook PC Forecast, 2016 – 2020

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Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC), based in Taipei, Taiwan, was founded in 1987. MIC is Taiwan's premier IT industry research and consulting firm providing intelligence, in-depth analysis, and strategic consulting services on global IT product and technology trends, focusing on markets and industries in Asia-Pacific. MIC is part of the Institute for Information Industry.