Beijing, April 19, 2016 – IDC’s latest China Smart Device Market Quarterly Tracker 2015Q4 shows that as the overall smart device market is going through a marked slowdown in growth, the commercial smart device segment well outperformed the consumer device segment. In 2016, China’s commercial smart device market is expected to bounce back from its low point and score a growth rate of 2.5%. The business PC market will also enter a period of positive growth in 2017. On the one hand, the next five years will see a peak period of commercial PC replacement in the market. With the application of “2-in-1,” ultra-light, thin notebooks and other diversified products, business PC sales will reach around 55.58 million units in 2020, with a CAGR of 2.9% from 2016 to 2020. The commercial notebook market is expected to grow at a 2.3% CAGR in 2016. By 2020, sales in this market will hit approximately 9.24 million units, with a CAGR of 4.5%.

Among commercial smart devices, the PC continues to be the core office tool. Surveys show that business owners realize that there is a problem of “terminal equipment aging”, which affects overall efficiency and competitiveness. In contrast, high-performance, easy-to-manage PCs help enterprises to become more competitive. Increased efficiency and competitiveness are the driving force for growth of commercial smart devices. According to Antonio Wang, Assistant Vice President of IDC China, “In addition to performance, there are more detailed product forms that can meet the needs of enterprises’ different application scenarios. Enterprises should actively eliminate their aging terminal equipment and deploy smart devices based on their various applications in order to increase their competitiveness.”

Graphic: Expected Sales in China's commercial Smart Device market, 2015-2020 (unit: million) (Credit: IDC)

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