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Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report

Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report

Shipments and forecasts for tablet PCs, notebook and mini-note PCs
Frequency: Quarterly
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Track mobile PC segments by tablet PC, notebook PC, mini-notes and more

DisplaySearch was acquired by IHS in 2014. The combined data and analysis from DisplaySearch and IHS has now been integrated into enhanced product offerings. The most up-to-date description of this product is available on the IHS Technology website.

This report delivers insightful worldwide and regional mobile PC market research and comprehensive shipment, revenue and forecast data for the entire range of mobile PCs.  DisplaySearch analysts also provide objective insights into the latest mobile industry trends, supported by brand shipment performance and a variety of market indicators. Use this report to:
  • Forecast market size for the entire range of mobile PCs, including tablet PCs
  • Formulate successful product and pricing strategies
  • Gain insight into current market risks, opportunities and key considerations
  • Accurately assess the potential of emerging technologies such as OLED, touch technology penetration

Recent Findings


Hidetoshi HimuroHidetoshi Himuro
Director, IT & FPD Market Research

Focused on large-area applications, panel pricing and technology roadmaps.

Detailed Information

Data Covered

  • Set shipments, revenues and ASPs for mobile PCs segmented by
    • Application: mini-note/tablet PCs, ultra-slim PCs, ultra-portables (~10.4”-12.5”), portables (13.1”-16.4”) and desktop replacements (~17”+)
    • Geography: worldwide or by regions: North America, EMEA, China, Japan, Asia Pacific and Latin America
    • 60+ sizes/resolutions by brand, by region by category with newly enhanced B2C (Consumer) vs. B2B (Commercial) historical tracking by region
  • Complete separation of notebook PCs and mini-notes/netbooks for tracking and forecasts
  • Comparative analysis for tablet PCs against netbooks to help determine if tablet PCs are an evolution of the personal computer or an add-on luxury device
  • Tablet PCs will be broken out into a separate category as the market dictates and moves beyond a one-product category
  • Tracking for 30+ brands including global brands as well as regional-specific brands by size, by format (for example, 16:10 vs. 16:9)
  • Results for the prior 8+ quarters and 16+ rolling quarterly forecast
  • Advanced version provides history and forecasts for touch-enabled PCs
  • Advanced version provides additional regional breakouts of Western and Eastern Europe

Key Questions Answered

  • What’s driving mobile PC growth?
  • Which tablet PCs will challenge the iPad?
  • What is the penetration of touch in notebook PCs?
  • How is the popularity of tablet PC impacting notebook PC sales?
  • What companies are gaining or losing share, in what regions and why?
  • How big is the mobile PC market both worldwide and regionally?

Quarterly Delivery Schedule

Week 7: QuickShip (Preliminary by Brand by Region)
Week 8: Historical Data (Pivot Tables)
Week 9: Shipment History Analysis (Excel Flex Files)
Week 11: Historical Analysis (PowerPoint)
Week 12: Shipment History + Forecast (Excel Pivot Tables)
Week 13: Shipment History + Forecast Analysis (Excel Flex Files)
Week 14: Shipment History + Forecast Analysis (PowerPoint)


  • Shipment & Revenue Results and Analysis
  • Analysis and Implications
  • Forecast Outlook
  • Forecast Analysis and Implications

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