DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bn963w/computer_hardware) has announced the addition of the "Computer Hardware Market Report 2013" report to their offering.
In 2012, the UK computer hardware market was estimated to have increased in value by 1.3%, representing the third consecutive year of growth, following a decline in sales during the 2009 national economic recession.
The PC segment remained the largest segment in the computer hardware market in 2012, performing strongly in recent years despite falling demand for desktop PCs. Similarly, the market for servers has achieved relatively strong growth over the past 3 years. However, the market for peripherals and add-ons has been comparatively subdued, with growth limited by the ongoing trend toward the integration of peripherals into PC systems.
The main trend guiding demand in the UK computer hardware market, and the wider global industry, has been the massive popularity of portable computer devices, at the expense of static desktop computers. With portable PCs such as laptops, notebooks and the new ultrabook specification able to match the performance and functionality of desktops, with the added benefit of portability, such systems are currently in high demand.
The launch of Apple's iPad in 2010 has also boosted demand significantly in the portables sector. Apple's reinvention of the tablet PC combining high performance specifications in a thin and light design generated mass market appeal for the device. With competitors across the technology industry releasing competing tablets over the past few years, prices have dropped significantly. As a result, the demand for tablets has remained strong across both the domestic and global markets.
With massive demand for lightweight portable computers and the corresponding dip in demand for desktops and laptops numerous computer hardware manufacturers have launched ultrabook' devices, based on specifications outlined by Intel. These devices feature high performance, a thinner and lighter design, improved battery life, a touch- and gesture-based user interface (UI) and, typically, a detachable keyboard. While demand for ultrabooks has been steady, growth in the segment is expected to be significant as prices begin to fall over the coming years.
- Apple (UK) Ltd
- Cisco Systems Ltd
- Dell Corporation Ltd
- Epson (UK) Ltd
- Fujitsu (FTS) Ltd
- Hewlett-Packard Ltd
- IBM UK Ltd
- Lenovo Technology (UK) Ltd
- Oki (UK) Ltd
- Toshiba Information Systems (UK) Ltd
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