JPR Says Workstation PC Market Is Booming

Posted: Dec 12 2013, 11:04am CST | by , in News | Technology News

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Workstation market is doing well

The market for consumer laptops and desktop PC is sagging badly with some of the poorest sales in years. The reason is that many consumers are replacing their computers with tablets and smartphones. While the consumer market for PCs is on the decline, the market for workstation computers is seeing impressive growth.

Research firm Jon Peddie Research has announced that the workstation PC market for the professional used is posting solid growth. The latest numbers are in for Q3 2013 for the workstation market and the growth is 3.6% sequentially during a quarter that is typically down seasonally.

The workstation segment shipped 973.1 thousand computers during the quarter. That came impressively close to the best quarter in recent years in 2011 when the workstation market shipped 1 million units in Q3.

One reason that the workstation market is booking according to JPR is because smartphones and tablets can’t replace workstations in the professional market.

"The market for PCs is continuing to decline, feeling the heat from alternative computing devices," explains JPR senior analyst and JPR Workstation Report author Alex Herrera. "Consumers are shifting en masse to tablets and smartphones, and either not replacing PCs as often, or deciding to go without altogether. But that trend is virtually absent in professional applications, where a tablet or smartphone can't possibly substitute for a workstation."

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