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Low battery: Growth from high sales volumes will be threatened by external competition

IBISWorld’s industry research report on The Retail Market for Laptop Computers provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • To maintain positive revenue, the market has combated decreasing prices with higher sales
  • Profit margins vary among brick-and-mortar computer retailers and online-only outlets
  • Opportunities exist in the market's premium ultramobile segment

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    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 2021, industry revenue is expected to increase...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The ubiquity of the Internet and digital media has made computers a necessary personal item. In the United States, about 85.6% of households will own at least one computer in 2016, up from 75.6% in 2011. 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. Laptops in particular have experienced their price decline over the last five years, which has resulted in a rising number of consumers opting for these versatile and portable computers versus their more clunky desktop counterparts. The rise of wireless-fidelity (Wi-Fi) has aided in the transition from desktop products to portables. Nev..

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    Additional Insights for the The Retail Market for Laptop Computers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the The Retail Market for Laptop Computers Industry are

  • Offering a wide product range
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Percentage of households with at least one computer and Price of computers and peripheral equipment in the The Retail Market for Laptop Computers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the The Retail Market for Laptop Computers Industry?

    This retail market for laptops includes laptop sales made through traditional brick-and-mortar outlets, online websites and by mail order. Laptops are considered personal computers for mobile use but do not include tablet devices or smartphones.

    Industry Products
    Netbooks
    Subnotebook
    Full-size laptop
    Desktop replacement
    Industry Activities
    Selling full-size laptops
    Selling desktop replacement laptops
    Selling netbooks
    Selling subnotebooks

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Percentage of households with at least one computer
  • Price of computers and peripheral equipment
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • External competition

  • Current Performance
  • Prices fall, volume rises
  • Profit is a wildcard
  • Employment and wages
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Saturation and competition will slow sales growth
  • The shift online
  • Table: The Retail Market for Laptop Computers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - The Retail Market for Laptop Computers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Full-size laptop
  • Desktop replacement
  • Subnotebook
  • Netbooks
  • Chart: The Retail Market for Laptop Computers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Businesses
  • Educational institutes
  • Government (federal, state and local)
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the The Retail Market for Laptop Computers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesMarketingDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs The Retail Market for Laptop Computers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the The Retail Market for Laptop Computers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Apple Inc.Amazon.com Inc.
  • Table: Apple Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Amazon.com Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the The Retail Market for Laptop Computers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the The Retail Market for Laptop Computers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Households with at least one computer (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Netbook
  • A small, lightweight, legacy-free, and inexpensive laptop computer.
  • Solid-State
  • A data storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently.
  • Subnotebook
  • A highly portable laptop that has strict limits for size, weight, battery life, and have tablet-like features such as instant on functionality.
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