Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

IDC Finds Notebook Market Ships Over 1.2 Million Units in 2005

  • 08 March, 2006 10:32

<p>NORTH SYDNEY, March 8th, 2006 - IDC has recently released the final results for the Australia Notebook PC market for Q4 2005. The results show the Australian PC market increasing by 5% sequentially and by 37% from the same period in 2004.</p>
<p>The notebook PC market shot over the million shipment mark with 1.2 million notebooks shipped in 2005. The final quarter of 2005 was lower that IDC's forecast as the consumer market underperformed and the corporate market was slower than expected.</p>
<p>In addition IDC has found the following key highlights on the Q4 notebook PC market.</p>
<p>1) Over 50% of the Market is Widescreen: Just a hair over 50% of all notebooks shipped in Q4 2005 were widescreen. In the consumer market widescreen notebooks make up a massive 74% of consumer notebooks shipped. The increased real estate given by widescreen along with the cost advantages for factories of utilising more of the LCD Motherglass is helping to grow the market. Later in 2006 features from Vista will also help to increase the penetration of widescreen notebooks.</p>
<p>2) Consumer and SME Markets are Merging: The 'leakage' of consumer notebooks into the SOHO and SME markets is increasing and greying the lines between consumer and commercial devices. IDC has found that on average 6-7% of dedicated consumer notebooks sold through the retail channel are bought by SMEs.</p>
<p>3) Sub $1,000 Notebook Market Is Reaching Capacity: Barring any major shifts in the exchange rate the sub $1,000 has just about reached its market capacity. The top four notebook vendors, Toshiba, HP, Dell and Acer now all have offerings in this space and virtually all possible Tier 3 retail channels are shipping devices.</p>
<p>Michael Sager, IDC Hardware Research Manager, noted that "Toshiba climbed back to the top of the notebook PC market in the fourth quarter, growing its shipments by 16.5% from last quarter. HP fell to second position with 19% share after leading the market for two consecutive quarters. Dell ascended to third position, posting 35% growth from the same period in 2004. Finishing in fourth position was Acer who has fallen, since gaining the top position in Q2."</p>
<p>"Rounding out the top 5 was Lenovo who was still largely constricted to the commercial market in the fourth quarter. Apple had a very successful performance in this quarter to grab almost 5% of the notebook market. The seemingly non-stop advertising campaign from Asus seems to be paying off with the vendor climbing to the seventh position in Q4," stated Mr. Sager.</p>
<p>Top 7 Notebook PC Vendor Market Share</p>
<p>Overall Share:
Toshiba 19.8%
HP 19.0%
Dell 15.4%
Acer 14.0%
Lenovo 6.4%
Apple 4.9%
Asus 3.7%
Others 16.8%
Total 100.0%</p>
<p>If you would like further information or to purchase IDC research, please contact Gary Clarke, IDC Associate VP of Sales via email gclarke@idc.com or phone 02 9925 2226.</p>
<p>For press enquiries please contact:
Michael Sager,
Research Manager, Hardware,
Email: msager@idc.com,
Phone: 61 2 9925 2231</p>

Most Popular

Cool Tech

Bang and Olufsen Beosound Stage - Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Nakamichi Delta 100 3-Way Hi Fi Speaker System

Learn more >

Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

ASUS ROG, ACRONYM partner for Special Edition Zephyrus G14

Learn more >

Family Friendly

Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean 9000 Toothbrush

Learn more >

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Nintendo Switch

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Teac 7 inch Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player

Learn more >

SunnyBunny Snowflakes 20 LED Solar Powered Fairy String

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?