An all-in-one computer : a product finally available to everyone
November 19th, 2009 - 03:11 pm ET by D. T.
Quanta Computers, who manufacture laptop computers for Apple, Fujitsu, HP and Sony, are looking to develop a market that is still marginal : that of the all-in-one computers which combine the processing unit, the screen and power supply in a single case, providing users with a considerable space saving.
Quanta Computers, who have delivered two million all-in-one computers in 2009, are planning to pass more than four million units next year.
Behind the doubling of orders is the arrival of new players in the market. Quanta Computers mainly provided Apple with all-in-one computers for around 1000 dollars each up to the end of the second quarter this year, but the models sent out over the second half of the year also carried the Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, NEC and Sony brands for a price of 500 dollars.
With prices becoming more affordable, consumers should start to show greater interest in this product type. According to estimates, sales of all-in-one computers should represent 5.2% of all desktop computer sales in 2010.
This market will certainly start to become attractive to numerous manufacturers in the same way as netbooks. Sales should increase at the same time as prices are reduced, with consumers certainly not complaining.