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Worldwide AIO PC shipments slip in 2018, says Digitimes Research
Betty Shyu, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei

Because of Intel CPU shortages and the US-China trade tensions, worldwide all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments in 2018 slipped slightly from a year ago, according to Digitimes Research.

As the uncertainties created by the trade tensions are unlikely to dissipate anytime soon, most AIO PC vendors have become conservative about their shipments in 2019 with Digitimes Research expecting overall AIO PC shipments in 2019 to stay at about the same level as that in 2018.

Of the worldwide top-4 AIO PC brands (Lenovo, Apple, HP and Dell), Dell had the strongest shipment growth in 2018.

Dell's AIO PC shipments are expected to continue enjoying a slight increase in 2019 as the company will continue aggressively pushing shipments, while Micro-Star International (MSI) will have the strongest shipment growth in the year thanks to the contribution from its gaming models.

On the manufacturing front, the third-place maker Compal Electronics and fourth-place Pegatron both enjoyed shipment growths in 2018, narrowing the between them and the top-2, Quanta Computer and Wistron. For 2019, the top-3 makers will all see on-year shipment declines.

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