This IDC study presents market dynamics and development trends in the Malaysia desktop and PC market, looking specifically into the forecast period of 2012-2016. It also includes the competitive positioning of leading vendors as well as industry insights into the drivers and inhibitors of the market.
"The 2012 PC market will likely slow down year over year, as consumer and commercial segments alike are not exhibiting promising growth indicators," says Ng Juan Jin, market analyst, Client Devices Group, IDC Malaysia. "The consumer market will face increasing pressure from the influx of a wide selection of tablets and smartphones this year. Without a significant increase in end-user income, PCs will be competing with other IT devices for the same end user wallet share.
As for the commercial segment, it is expected to slow down further in 2012. The government is expected to prioritize various community development and social welfare commitments over IT spending. Also, given the uncertain nature of the Europe and U.S. economies, large/very large enterprises, which were so instrumental in sustaining the commercial segment in 2011, are also expected to scale down their PC purchasing in 2012," Ng adds.