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CCID Consulting: China&aposs PC Market is up 10.8% Year-on-year in 2007Q3, Notebook Still Has the Main Growth Momentum

BEIJING, Nov. 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- CCID Consulting, China's leading research, consulting and IT outsourcing service provider, and the first Chinese consulting firm listed in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Stock Exchange: HK08235), recently released its article on China's PC market in 2007Q3.

BEIJING, Nov. 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ — CCID Consulting, China's leading research, consulting and IT outsourcing service provider, and the first Chinese consulting firm listed in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Stock Exchange: HK08235), recently released its article on China's PC market in 2007Q3.

CCID Consulting's latest data shows that sales volume has reached 7.462 million sets in 2007Q3, up 18.1% over 2006Q3 in China's PC market, and the sales revenue has reached 38.25 billion Yuan, up 10.8% year-on-year. Notebook is still the main growth momentum for PCs.

Table 1. Major products' sales status and growth in 2007Q3 China's PC market. Sales Sales Sales Sales Volume Revenue Volume Revenue Products (ten thousand (a hundred (Year-on-year (Year-on-year sets) million Yuan) growth rate) growth rate) Desktop 567.8 230.7 12.4% 3.0% Notebook 162.6 122.9 43.6% 28.4% PC Server 15.8 28.9 15.3% 13.3% Sum 746.2 382.5 18.1% 10.8% Source: Oct. 2007, CCID Consulting

Figure 1. Major products' sales revenue and growth in 2007Q3 China's PC market.

http://www.ccidconsulting.com/upload/12333.jpg Source: Oct. 2007, CCID Consulting

Desktop prices affected by several factors; secure applications have great potential

The data in CCID Consulting's Research Report on China's Desktop in 2007Q3 shows that the sales volume reached 5.678 million sets, up 12.4% year-on-year; the sales revenue reached 23.07 billion Yuan, up 3% year-on-year. Affected by the impact of low-end notebook's competitive price and summer promotions, the price of the dual-core desktop has taken an obvious downward trend.

Lenovo is still the biggest brand in desktop market.

As the most rapidly developing international manufacturer, HP's sales revenue is up with a 58.4% year-on-year growth rate and occupies the third place in the market. HP accounts for 6.9% of the total market. Tongfang accounts for 6.7% of the total market.

As for desktop's computer configuration, consumers have been paying attention to the dual-core processor, large-sized screens, large memory and HD. Dual core CPUs have become the market mainstream and the market share of 19- inch LCDs has been growing rapidly. User demand on security is very urgent and manufacturers have launched a new generation of PCs to cater to the demand. The secure PC's market has a bright future.

Competition is heating up; brand patterns need to be re-adjusted.

The data in CCID Consulting's Research Report on China's Notebook Computers in 2007Q3 show that the sales volume of China's notebook market reached 1.626 million sets; the sales revenue reached 12.29 billion Yuan. Thanks to increasing demand during the summer, the notebook computer market developed rapidly. Lenovo's launch of its 3,999-Yuan notebook computer lead main manufacturers to launch their own low-price products. The competition in the low-end market is heating up and bringing with it a greater impact on the desktop market.

As for the brand market, the five top brands' sales revenues account for 72.3% of the total market. Lenovo is the top brand with its revenue accounting for 33.5% of the total market. As for the sales volume, Acer exceeds Dell and lists at fourth place. Acer's sales volume accounts for 8.7% and Dell accounts for 8.6% of the total market. With the competition heating up, Dell has decided to cooperate with GOME, to develop its retail market. Acer keeps upper growth speed in the consumer market and has acquired Gateway in 2007Q3. Acer will have a breakthrough in the international market. Although Gateway is still at a primary stage in China's market, its effect can't be ignored. Through the manufacturers' adjusting climate, China's notebook computer market faces new changes.

Quad-core chip brings new opportunities for PC servers.

The data in CCID Consulting's Research Report on China's PC Server in 2007Q3 shows that the sales volume of China's server market has reached 158,000 sets, up 12.9% over 2007Q2 and up 15.3% over 2006Q3; the sales revenue is 2.89 billion Yuan, up 9.1% over 2007Q2 and up 13.3% over 2006Q3.

Barcelona AMD's launch led the quad-core battle between Intel and AMD. Meanwhile, we expect to see rapid development of quad-core products, as its high price-to-performance ratio gains user interest. More and more users are upgrading their dual-core systems to quad-core systems.

As for the market pattern, foreign manufacturers still maintain absolute dominance. They occupy 70% of the market share. In China's PC server market in 2007Q3, IBM was the most rapidly developing brand.

PC channels' regionalization is in-depth.

In the PC market, the channels' regionalization directly affects distribution. In 2007Q3, many manufacturers penetrated into the 4 tier to 6 tier markets on the basis of consolidating the 1 tier to 3 tier markets.

About CCID Consulting

CCID Consulting Co., Ltd. (hereinafter known as "CCID Consulting" or "CCID"), the first Chinese consulting firm listed in the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange (GEM) of Hong Kong (stock code: HK08235), is directly affiliated to the China Center for Information Industry Development (hereinafter known as CCID Group). Headquartered in Beijing, CCID Consulting has set up branch offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Harbin, with over 300 professional consultants and industry experts. The company's business covers over 200 large and medium-sized cities in China. Apart from home market development, CCID Consulting establishes international cooperation links across the United States, the Asia-Pacific region and Europe with agents in the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Italy and Russia, with the aim of going global.

Based on four major competitive areas: powerful data channels, industrial resources, intense knowledge and a deep understanding of information technology, CCID Consulting provides customers with consulting, research and IT outsourcing services covering strategic planning, IT applications, marketing strategies, human resources and information technology outsourcing. Customers range from industrial IT users, telecommunications companies, energy companies, finance companies, and automobile companies, to government departments at all levels and diversified industrial parks. CCID Consulting commits itself to be the number 1 consultant in strategic consulting, the number 1 brand for strategic consultancy, the number 1 advisor for enterprise management and the number 1 consultant for government decision-making.

For more information, please contact: Cynthia Liu Coordinating Manager CCID Consulting Co., Ltd. Tel: +86-10-8855-9080 Email: liuyan@ccidconsulting.com

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