Touchscreen PC Monitors Record Growth Amid Overall Q3 Decline
Shipments totalled 33.4 million units for the quarter, with the IDC stating it expects worldwide shipments will remain flat in the last quarter of 2014, with 33.5 million units forecast to ship.
Monitors with a 16:9 aspect ratio dominated the market with an 83.8 per cent share, followed by 16:10 monitors, while shipments of touchscreen monitors continued to see double-digit growth across all eight regional markets.
Western Europe was the largest market for touchscreen units shipped, followed by the US and the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan).
Dell continued to lead the market in the quarter, with a 15.2 per cent worldwide market share, posting 4.8 per cent year-on-year shipments growth.
Samsung, meanwhile, remained the number two vendor, capturing 12.1 per cent of the market, recording a decline in shipments of 4.9 per cent year-on-year, and maintained its number one position in terms of total revenue.
HP posted shipments growth of 4 per cent year-on-year, taking out an 11.8 per cent share of the market in third place, with the IDC noting HP’s growth was boosted by solid year-on-year shipments growth in six out of eight regional markets.
Lenovo and LG rounded out the top five in fourth and fifth place, respectively, with Lenovo seeing its shipments decline 1.5 per cent year-on-year, capturing a 9.6 per cent market share, while LG commanded a 9.4 per cent market share, seeing its shipments decline 9.6 per cent.
“We found modest year-over-year shipment growth for 3Q14 in Western Europe and the US – 4.4 per cent and 4.5 per cent, respectively – two of the largest regions for PC monitor unit shipments,” commented Phuong Hang, IDC Worldwide PC Monitor Tracker program director.
“IDC expects shipments in the US to have another quarter of single-digit growth in the fourth quarter of 2014.”