Today IDC China announced some forecast data. According to the report, IDC believes that China’s PC market sales in 2019 will be 50.6 million units, down 2.7% year-on-year. Thus, it will continue to be lower than the global average annual growth rate.
IDC said that in 2019, both the consumer market and the commercial market will face a series of uncertainties in economy and supply. Although the overall PC shipments will decline, IDC is optimistic about the development of gaming notebooks. We know Intel will launch its ninth-generation processors and NVIDIA will actively promote Turing architecture graphics cards. So there is every reason to think the explosive growth of the game notebook will be ushered in 2019, especially in the second half of 2019 to the beginning of 2020.
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IDC also said that in addition to the game laptops, stylish-looking and high-performance notebooks will lead the new trend of notebooks in 2019. With the launch of new hardware from NVIDIA and Intel, the thickness of high-performance notebooks will further decline. IDC pointed out that although the notebook market will have a significant boost in 2019, everything will depend on the Intel CPU supplies. In addition, the storage capacity of notebooks will be further enhanced, and 512GB SSD hard drives will become standard in 2019.
Xiaomi and Huawei are entering the PC market more and more deeply, and the competition among manufacturers is becoming more intense. Manufacturers have to sacrifice their profits in exchange for a larger market share. Of course, in 2019, a 13-inch 14-inch low-end notebook market is expected to have a price cut, especially the AMD R5 notebook products may become an important point of the market.