While PCs continue to slide, workstations remain on upward trajectory in Q2’17

Posted by Robert Dow on June 5th 2017 | Discuss

The workstation market continues to outpace both its sibling PC-based markets as well as the overall economy — and by a significant margin. Where Gartner reported that worldwide PC shipments declined 4.3 percent year over year (YoY) in the second quarter of 2017, workstation vendors experienced 8.9% growth in units (YoY). All told, the industry shipped around 1.2 million units, consisting of approximately two thirds desksides and one third mobiles. 

Bullish numbers provide more evidence of the different characteristics of the workstation market leading to the contrast in the relative markets’ fortunes. Where mainstream PC buyers are increasingly reaching “good enough” levels of computing with current PCs or alternative devices, lengthening replacement cycles, buyers of workstations continue to value generation-to-generation incremental improvements in features and improvements, with expectations of increasing productivity. 

Providing the most comprehensive look at the workstation market available, the JPR Workstation Report Market Quarterly for Q2’17 delves into breadth and depth across all slices of the workstation and professional GPU market, including:

  • Complete breakdown of traditional workstation market by units and revenue, and across product classes (mobile/entry/mid/high), platforms (mobile/entry/mid/high) and geography
  • Workstation market forecast
  • Complete breakdown of workstation GPU market by units and revenue, and across product classes
  • Breakdown of workstation market by vertical
  • Analysis and sizing of the impact of Apple platforms versus Windows/Linux workstations
  • Analysis and sizing of the impact of emerging workstation virtualization (in its multiple forms)
  • Analysis and sizing the impact of Intel's CPU-integrated graphics

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