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The transition from Full HD 1080 to 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) is happening perhaps a bit more quickly than anyone anticipated. Usually there's a standoff between hardware makers and content creators -- chicken or the egg syndrome -- but in this case, both seem to be in sync. As a result, NPD DisplaySearch expects there will be two million 4K desktop monitor shipments in 2014. What makes that figure even more impressive is that the overall desktop monitor market is expected to decline. Part of the reason 4K monitors will defy the market as a whole is because of falling production costs leading... Read more...
Ready for a bold prediction? This is the year that tablet PC shipments outnumber notebook shipments, a trend that will continue indefinitely. That's according to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report, which states that the mobile PC market is expected to increase from 367.7 million units shipped in 2012 to 762.7 million globally by 2017. Touch-enabled form factors will drive the predicted explosive growth, particularly as tablets begin replacing notebooks as the dominant mobile PC form factor this year, NPD DisplaySearch says. "The mobile PC industry is undergoing... Read more...
It doesn't take a trip to the local psychic to figure out Apple's planning to release another iPad mini device, but what nobody outside of Cupertino knows is exactly when. Even Apple may not have a specific date in mind, which makes speculating an even tougher proposition. Nevertheless, DisplaySearch thinks it has at least a rough estimate based on supply chain data. "We're seeing potential in the third quarter period of panel production for a higher-resolution iPad mini," DisplaySearch analyst Paul Semenza revealed to CNET. "When would the [next] mini be available? Could be third quarter or fourth... Read more...
Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) may not have fully run its course, but that won't stop TV makers from trying to push new 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) panels on the public. Will there be any willing buyers? Sure there will, but what's surprising is the potential rate of adoption. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Large Area TFT Panel Shipment Report, 4Kx2K LCD panels are forecast to ship 2.6 million units in 2013, up more than 40-fold from just 63,000 in 2012. It all comes down to LCD panel suppliers and their ability to develop cost-effective technology solutions that deliver next-generation... Read more...
In this tight economy, it appears many people are having a tough time justifying the notion of upgrading their existing TV sets. According to the folks at DisplaySearch, global TV shipments declined for the second consecutive quarter, dropping 8 percent year-over-year in Q2 2012. Interestingly, Japan is particularly proving a tough market, as second quarter shipments plummeted 77 percent compared to one year ago, DisplaySearch says. "A sharp decline of demand in Japan and a correction in Europe following the analog broadcast shut-offs in 2010 and 2011 have significantly impacted the TV market and... Read more...
Take from this what you will, but for the very first time ever, mobile PC shipments outnumbered desktop shipments in China, according to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly China PC Shipment and Forecast Report. There's a bit of a caveat that goes with the claim. The mobile PC segment, as DisplaySearch calculates it, includes tablet PC shipments (in addition to notebooks and mini-notes), of which China is the third largest market in the world. "Although shipments in desktop PCs are flat, the mobile PC market continued to show strong growth, reaching 26.5 million in 2H’11, up 25 percent... Read more...
Lost in the shuffle of Ultrabooks, tablet PCs, and everything else that dominated the headlines in 2011 is the all-in-one (AIO) PC market. We've seen several new AIO models emerge over the past 12 months or so, and who knows, maybe in another year or two these things will replace traditional desktop towers in the mainstream market. That would be good news for Apple, whose iMac systems lead the pack in terms of market share. According to figures provided by DisplaySearch, iMacs accounted for nearly a third -- 32.9 percent if you want to split hairs -- of AIO shipments in the third quarter, Bloomberg... Read more...
Apple is at the top of yet another market share list; this time, it’s mobile PCs, which includes both tablets and notebooks. According to DisplaySearch’s Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment And Forecast Report, the Cupertino company shipped 13.6 million units in Q2 2011, far outpacing second-place HP’s 9.7 million. Year-over-year, that represents 136% growth for Apple in the mobile PC space. Dell (7.5 million shipments), Acer Group (7 million), and Lenovo (4.8 million) round out the top five spots. In terms of percentages, Apple’s 21.1% market share is almost double that of Dell... Read more...
It's official, the iPad is a success. Of course, we already knew that (it kind of helps when you have the market virtually all to yourself), but the iPad may be an even bigger boon to Apple's bottom line than we thought. According to DisplaySearch, Apple's magical slate has helped the Cupertino firm gain significant market share in the mobile PC world, and if the current pace keeps up, Apple will become one of the top 5 vendors. "Apple sold 7.6 million mobile PCs in 2009 and ranked No. 7 in the world with a 4.4 percent share, behind HP, Acer, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, and Asus," DisplaySearch said.... Read more...
The iPad frenzy is still going strong 3 days after Apple's "magical" tablet launched, and it's quickly becoming clear that this is just the beginning. Coming just around the corner is HP's Slate, a Windows 7-based tablet that will duke it out with the iPad, and so will every other upcoming tablet device currently in the pipeline.Something has to give in the portable PC market, and according to DisplaySearch, netbooks will be the segment to budge. The concern for PC makers, says DisplaySearch, continues to be the razor-thin profit margins associated with netbooks. For this reason, manufacturers... Read more...