IBISWorld’s Desktop Computers Procurement Research Report provides the latest price data and the factors underpinning price movements, such as input costs and external demand drivers. The report identifies the leading suppliers of Desktop Computers and offers a strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the way the procurement market works. Data forecasts also accompany our analysis so your company can make purchasing decisions with confidence.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Desktop Computers - Recent Price Trend

The average price of desktop computers has been falling at an estimated average rate of 4.5% annually in the three years to 2017, driven mainly by suppliers’ falling input costs and rising competition from substitute products. Prices for computing hardware, one of the main components of desktop manufacturing, have been in a long-term state of decline as rapid technological advances have made...


Desktop Computers - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for desktop computers, based on the purchase price as a proportion of the overall cost of ownership, is high. Although the average desktop computer has an average selling price of $361 in 2017, the total cost of ownership per year can be greater than the purchase price. A substantial portion of that cost is for software and software maintenance, while hardware and...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of desktop computers, which are traditional, full-featured personal computers (PCs) used either as stand-alone computers or as workstations on a network. PCs are usually purchased in conjunction with all standard peripherals, such as a keyboard, a monitor and a mouse, instead of with peripherals as separate components. Suppliers of desktop computers include manufacturers and retailers. This product group excludes laptops, notebooks, tablets, servers and mainframe computers. For the purpose of this report, the terms desktop computers and personal computers are used interchangeably.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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