Laptops supersede desktops as the preferred computing device among businesses here, as evidenced by GfK’s latest B2B sales report of PC and printing devices in quarter one,” said Jennifer Chan, General Manager of GfKMalaysia.
The corporate laptop market is worth nearly $45 million, making it the key IT device making up nearly three-fifth (59 percent) of the entire B2B pie.
Overall laptop sales in January to March reached nearly 44,000 pieces, selling at an average price of $1023 each. The laptop segment outperformed desktops by over 42 percent in volume and a whopping 87 percent in value sales. January takings alone contributed 42 percent to the overall sales volume in first quarter.
A similar trending was also reflected in the other categories, where the start of the year registered heightened demand and raked in the most volume sales before declining substantially in the following month.
“Similar to many other Asian countries, Malaysia’s B2B IT market is expected to experience lower sales during the Lunar New Year festive period where corporate resellers tend to shut down their businesses; some for an extended period of time,” Chan added.