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Category Analysis – Business Laptops
According to market research reports, the laptop market is valued at USD 101.67 billion in 2017 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 0.4% during 2018 – 2025 periods. The advancement in technology and innovation has made it possible to manufacture laptops that are sleek and convertible giving freedom of mobility to users.
In this report, we provide deep insights into the business laptop industry covering the perception drivers, emerging trends, consumer beliefs and much more interesting aspects.
The analysis is based on customer reviews and conversations online in the segment. The analysis results presented are completely unbiased and not based on any subjective judgement.
The source data used for the analysis are user conversations available publicly online like public forums and social media.
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Top 5 Perception Drivers – Consumers
Perception is awareness or an understanding of something. Consumer perception plays a vital role in the consumption behavior thereby affecting the demand for a product. Hence it becomes key for a manufacturer to understand the perception drivers. A manufacturer must understand the likes and dislikes of his customers to be successful marketer.
Through a detailed analysis of 6,302 online consumer conversations, Clootrack has listed down the top 5 perception drivers that buyers consider while making a purchase of a laptop. In this report we have presented the relationship between different perception drivers in the form of a graph that can be used to sense the degree of importance consumers attach to various factors.
Below are top 5 factors that consumers consider while making a purchase of a laptop:
Consumers wish to purchase a laptop that is most reliable and comes with the least failure rate. They would like to see their laptops to be designed to withstand a really harsh environment. Business laptops that need to face heavy workloads should be highly durable.
Laptop manufacturers need to design the most rugged laptops with rigid and durable chassis to face high pressure, extreme drops and even exposure to water. Manufacturers should go all the way out and design laptops that can absorb shock and can be certified against dust, sand and water and extreme temperatures.
Consumers want to own a laptop that is flexible yet very sturdy that can be used on a daily basis without having to worry about it snapping off upon a fall.
Choosing a laptop for work can be a serious business. Consumers are looking a variety of options relating to RAM, GPU, Operating system, screen size and disk variants before finalizing on their laptop purchase.
Random Access Memory (RAM) determines how a laptop will run. Too less RAM might not be just enough for business purposes. Hence consumers prefer to have more choices on RAM while selecting their laptop.
A Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is responsible for delivering images, video and animations in either 2D or 3D for the display. Consumers want multiple options while choosing the right GPU for their business need. Consumers have more operating system choices than ever.
Laptops should be designed to accommodate the multiple options that are available in an operating system. Though most of the laptops come in the average 13-15 inches scree size, consumers do ask for more options. Consumers prefer to have screen based on their daily business needs, hence ask for laptops that can offer variety of screen sizes.
Consumers of laptops look forward for a list of essential features that should absolutely be available in a laptop. Consumers believe that irrespective of the wonderful features it has, without a battery it is useless. Business consumers prefer to have battery life that have long hours of endurance to suffice a long cross-country flight or a long day of back to back meetings. Consumers who are crunching numbers or editing videos need a CPU that is fast enough to sail through all the activities.
Hence consumers want to pick a laptop model that can fit a wide range of their activities. No matter how much other features take a prime stage in choosing a laptop, the keyboard still remains one of the most essential features while choosing a laptop. Consumers look for the size of the keys since it affects the accuracy of the work. Consumers look at features such as the size and the shape of the keys in a keyboard.
While buying a laptop, apart from the features such as the speed and storage, consumers also pay a lot of attention to the quality of the customer support received from the manufacturer. Consumers prefer to have knowledgeable staff, intuitive website support, phone support agents, quick resolution and live chat support. Consumers consider extended warranty as an important factor for their laptop buying decision.
For most of the laptops, there is a statutory manufacturer warranty period of 24 months. But consumers prefer to have extendable warranty so that they can cover any repairs or damages post the warranty period. Hardware drivers are the bits of software Windows uses to communicate with your PC’s hardware. Consumers want laptop manufacturers to create these drivers so that they can obtain drivers straight from the manufacturer so that in case consumers sometimes want to get the latest version, then they can use it from the manufacturers.
Consumers of business laptops prefer that the cost of the laptops should be able to offer value for their money.
Laptops that have multiple features along with extended service plans will generally increase the cost of the laptops but will offer value for money. Business laptops that offer features such as longer standard warranties should come at affordable prices as not all consumers will be able to replace their old laptops. Consumers are asking for laptops of all ranges so that they can choose the one that suits their pockets.
Consumer perception, which is a combination of knowledge and experience, towards a brand and its products, builds brand equity. The perception that a consumer segment holds towards a brand directly results in either positive or negative effects. Brand equity is an indicator of the company’s strength and performance, specifically in the public markets.
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Top 4 Emerging Trends To Look Out If You Are a Laptop Manufacturer
Laptops are evolving from just being a functional gadget into a convenient and a good looking gadget that is used in daily life. Consumers are not just looking for powerful performing laptops but they are demanding for devices that are equipped with latest features and style.
Laptop manufacturers are constantly pushed to manufacture good-looking sturdy laptops that match the style of their consumers. The latest trend is to update the traditional laptop to incorporate superior feature keeping in mind the modern aesthetics. Below are the 4 laptop trends that you will be seeing this year.
1. Convertible Laptops
The top trend in laptop industry right now is the convertible laptops with finger touch technology which comes with robust capabilities and more traditional interfaces. A laptop with a convertible keyboard that can fold behind the device when not required, but can be unfolded when the user wants to use the keyboard allows a higher degree of functionality than the normal laptops.
2. Foldable/Bendable Screens
The latest trend is to introduce laptops with foldable and a flexible display. Laptops with a screen that can be folded and unfolded on both the sides could be the laptop of the future. The laptops could come with a screen that can bend upwards to make it bigger. The screens can be bent backward to give a 360 degree images.
3. Virtual Keyboards
The emerging trend in laptops is going without a keyboard. People are ditching the keyboards as they take up a lot of space and are heavy. The keyboards can be easily connected to laptop. The keyboard would come with virtual keys that can be physically pressed, and can also give raised bumps on the screen when the virtual keyboard is active. People can feel the keys while they use the keyboard. Laptop companies are using advanced technology to make virtual keyboards far more appealing.
4. Voice Interactive Laptops
Interactive voice response allows a laptop to interact with humans through the use of voice. The new trend in laptops is to offer dedicated keys that allows to access voice activation. Laptops have voice input that is deeply connected with artificial intelligence. Laptops are combining connectivity and voice activation to unveil new capabilities. Laptops are getting more advanced with robust platforms that can add additional voice capabilities.
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