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Gartner forecasts flat growth for global device market, expecting shipments to reach 2.3 billion units in 2020, with largest share from mobile devices

Global Device Shipments by Type
2017 – 2020F (million units and percentage)

Proof Point Findings:
  • Ultramobiles – Midsize lightweight computing devices, including tablets and convertibles, which can be further classified into basic, utility and premium
  • Global Device Shipments – Expected to increase 0.78% annually from 2.26 billion in 2017 to 2.31 billion in 2020
  • Mobile Share – Largest share will continue to come from mobile phones at estimated 1.9 billion shipments (82%) in 2020, increasing 1% annually since 2017
  • Decreasing PC Use – Shipments of traditional PC’s, which includes desktops and notebooks, is expected to decrease 3.9% annually between 2017 and 2020, making up 8% of total device market
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include improving connectivity, increasing sophistication and proliferation of computing devices, and growing penetration in developing markets
Sector: Information Technology
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Date Last Updated: February 1, 2019

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