Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Due to a number of factors, the laptop market has experienced aggressive growth over the last five years. First, computer products are quickly becoming essential household items, with the percentage of households with at least one computer growing. Additionally, rapid technological advancements combined with efficient production methods have caused retail prices to drop dramatically over the past decade, making computers more affordable than ever before. The laptop market will benefit from the growing popularity of ultrabooks, laptops with reduced size and weight, extended battery life and comparable product performance. In the five years to 2019, industry revenue is expected to increase.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Simply put, laptops are sold where people live. As with the market for most consumer goods, the location of sales is expected to fall broadly in line with each region's population level and consumer demand. This characteristic, in turn affects the employment level and wage costs of each region. In theory, the greater the number of residents, the stronger is the demand for consumer electronics, including laptops.
IBISWorld estimates that the Southeast region accounts for the largest share of laptop sales, with about 21.3% of revenue. This region is also estimated to account for the highest share of the national population in the United States, at about 19.0%. The West and the Great Lakes represent the second and third largest share of laptop sales, at 19.0% and 17.1%, respectively... purchase to read more