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Dell is top PC monitor maker in Q2, beats Samsung for first time since 2007

Dell moved ahead of Samsung in the worldwide PC monitor market for the first time since 2007, shipping more than 5.0 million units in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13).

Total PC monitor shipments for the quarter were 33.5 million units, which was 1.6 million units more than forecast but still represented a year-over-year decline of -0.7 percent, according to research firm IDC.

Credit: IDC

“Dell grew its unit shipments by 12.7 percent compared to the first quarter of 2013, which vaulted the company into the number one position worldwide. However, Samsung continues to be the worldwide revenue leader, despite its declining shipment numbers,” said Jennifer Song, research analyst for worldwide trackers at IDC.

“On a geographic basis, China remained the largest market for PC monitors with 29.2 percent share, followed by the US with 18.4 percent share. The number three market, Brazil, trailed by some distance with 4.3 percent share.”

Looking ahead to the third quarter of 2013, IDC is forecasting 0.7 percent quarter-over-quarter shipment growth to 33.8 million units. IDC also slightly raised its total shipment forecast for 2013 from 134.4 million units to 134.7 million units, which represents a year-over-year decline of -9.7 percent.

By 2017, worldwide shipments are expected to drop further to 110.8 million units, lower than the previous forecast of 113.6 million units, as the adoption of mobile devices at lower price points is expected to continue.

Technology highlights

? LED backlight technology adoption continues to increase with 81.6 percent market share in 2Q13. This represents a year-over-year increase of 21.2 percentage points.

? Screen size of 21.x-inches wide has held the largest worldwide share for the last three quarters, with 19.1 percent share in 2Q13.

? Aspect ratio of 16:9 continues to dominate with about 75 percent market share, which is more than 4 times the second most widely used aspect ratio of 16:10. Aspect Ratio 21:9 has been growing over the past year, with a 70.5 percent increase quarter-over-quarter in 2Q13.

? Monitors with TV tuners are expected to grow to 7.7 percent market share by 2017, up from 5.7 percent share in 2013, led by LG and Samsung with a combined market share of 95 percent in this category.

? While touchscreen monitors are still a small segment of the total PC monitor market at 0.3 percent share, Dell leads the segment with 22.5 percent market share.

Vendor highlights

? Dell ? Dell rose to the top position in 2Q13 with worldwide market share of 14.9 percent on shipments of 5.0 million units. The United States and Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)(APeJ) regions delivered the biggest gains for Dell with 18.3 percent and 14.4 percent quarter-over-quarter growth, respectively.

? Samsung ? Although Samsung now ranks number two in terms of unit shipments, it remains the number one vendor in worldwide revenue with more than $1.1 billion in 2Q13, which represents 18.5 percent share in total market value.

? HP ? Despite being ranked number three worldwide, HP was the number one vendor in Western Europe and Canada.

? LG ? LG had the biggest growth among the Top 5 vendors with a 16.6 percent year-over-year increase in unit shipments. LG continues to be the number one PC monitor vendor in Latin America with 27.8 percent share, and this past quarter it captured the top position in Central and Eastern Europe with 18.4 percent share.

? Lenovo ? Lenovo rejoined the Top 5 vendor ranking in 2Q13 after slipping to number six in the previous quarter with a 10.0 percent increase in unit shipments quarter-over-quarter. It also continues to rank number one in the APeJ region with 16.6 percent market share and is the leading vendor in China.

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