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PC Monitor Shipments Hit Record Low in Q4 2022, But Recovery Expected in 2024, According to IDC Tracker

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Along with the struggling PC market, PC monitor shipments contracted 18.3% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2022 (4Q22) leading to an annual decline of 5.9% for the full year 2022, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker. At just over 30.5 million units, the 4Q22 results marked the lowest fourth quarter volume since IDC began tracking the market in 2008. However, the setback was expected due to the challenging macro environment, which hit both consumer and commercial demand, and the results hewed close to the forecast of a 16.2% decline in fourth quarter shipments.

After an unprecedented expansion during earlier periods of the pandemic, driven by work from home and gaming needs, consumer monitor demand began to slow. Commercial monitor purchases also were affected as economic sentiments deteriorated in the latter part of 2022. As a result of worsened economic conditions, IDC expects 2023 shipments to contract another 9.8% as lingering inventory and tepid demand weigh on the market. 2024 should see a slight recovery that will lift shipment volumes above pre-pandemic levels as inventory improves. Beyond 2024, IDC expects further stabilization based on the larger installed base that was created by hybrid work and the growth in gaming monitors.



"Monitors will remain an afterthought for many buyers in the short term," said Jay Chou, research manager for IDC's Worldwide Client Device Trackers. "Annual volume had averaged about 125 million before COVID-19, then shot up to over 135 million for each of the past three years. It will take a while for the dust to settle. Consumer and businesses are recalibrating their priorities, but we remain confident that much of the recently expanded installed base will be enticed to upgrade in the coming years."

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker gathers detailed market data in over 90 countries. The research includes historical and forecast trend analysis among other data.

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Truth be told, monitors have offered exactly zero improvements over the past two years. And that's on top of people not upgrading monitors as often as they upgrade the rest of their systems.

Edit: Judging by that forecast, it seems nothing new is expected in this area either.
 
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Truth be told, monitors have offered exactly zero improvements over the past two years. And that's on top of people not upgrading monitors as often as they upgrade the rest of their systems.

Edit: Judging by that forecast, it seems nothing new is expected in this area either.

Also consider that they cost, well, a lot. Monitor upgrade is usually not in the first place considering you can get decent medium range CPU/MOBO/RAM combo for the price of 4K screen.
 
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Want people to buy monitors? Offer monitors worth buying. Just an idea...
 
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i did not find any good bargain as that one for now ... but i might, as i need to replace my 32" full HD Toshiba TV for my HTPC which will in turn replace the 27" Full HD Philips monitor for my Mi TV Stick.
 

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Also consider that they cost, well, a lot. Monitor upgrade is usually not in the first place considering you can get decent medium range CPU/MOBO/RAM combo for the price of 4K screen.
Yes, it's pretty bad. You can get lured in by monitors in the $300 range, but then you discover they're garbage and you should have spent more. Depending on your needs, a proper monitor can start at $900 or more.
This isn't unlike other consumer electronics, but in the case of monitors, you can't really tell you're getting something cheap. They all look pretty much the same on the outside.

Want people to buy monitors? Offer monitors worth buying. Just an idea...
Wth dude? That would turn the whole industry upside down :D
 
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Yes, it's pretty bad. You can get lured in by monitors in the $300 range, but then you discover they're garbage and you should have spent more.
not at all, my monitor punch way above its price point!
Wth dude? That would turn the whole industry upside down :D
totally! ahah! (well MSI/Medion budget gaming brand Erazer is kinda like that to me ;) )
 
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I feel that monitors are going the way of TVs, which is on the path of decline. The reason why they are better off is because people still use monitors for work and also for PC gaming. Otherwise, most of the time, one's mobile phone or tablet can easily replace monitors and TVs, and offer much better visuals due to the higher PPI.
 
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Buying a monitor is a pain the ass really, and i'm not looking forward buying my next one.

Currently still using the Eizo CX240 from 2012, simply because it has zero IPS-Glow.

My only logical way forward would be OLED if i want to avoid IPS Glow.
 

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not at all, my monitor punch way above its price point!
You can definitely find those, but they're the exception to the rule.

I feel that monitors are going the way of TVs, which is on the path of decline. The reason why they are better off is because people still use monitors for work and also for PC gaming. Otherwise, most of the time, one's mobile phone or tablet can easily replace monitors and TVs, and offer much better visuals due to the higher PPI.
Quite the contrary, if buying a TV OLED is becoming increasingly more affordable. And the picture quality... well, you which TVs catch your eye when you enter a store or show room.

Buying a monitor is a pain the ass really, and i'm not looking forward buying my next one.

Currently still using the Eizo CX240 from 2012, simply because it has zero IPS-Glow.

My only logical way forward would be OLED if i want to avoid IPS Glow.
I have exactly zero problems with IPS glow. It's pretty bad when you look at the BIOS boot screen, but once you enter a graphical mode, it's gone. I don't know how that works, but I'm not noticing it anymore. And while I don't do pro stuff on my monitor, I do some vacation photo editing - zero problems.
 
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You can definitely find those, but they're the exception to the rule.


Quite the contrary, if buying a TV OLED is becoming increasingly more affordable. And the picture quality... well, you which TVs catch your eye when you enter a store or show room.


I have exactly zero problems with IPS glow. It's pretty bad when you look at the BIOS boot screen, but once you enter a graphical mode, it's gone. I don't know how that works, but I'm not noticing it anymore. And while I don't do pro stuff on my monitor, I do some vacation photo editing - zero problems.

IPS glow even between different monitors of the same model can be horrendous. I bought a 32” predator monitor last year, first one the backlight bleed/glow was so bad in the bottom corner it was distorting colors in games. The replacement was fine. Glow and backlight bleed SUCK.

Oled would be great if they actually made monitors worth buying. Too bad everything under the Sun recently has been hijacked TV panels or curved monitors, or excessively high refresh rate for no reason.

Sad sad market.
 
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You can definitely find those, but they're the exception to the rule.


Quite the contrary, if buying a TV OLED is becoming increasingly more affordable. And the picture quality... well, you which TVs catch your eye when you enter a store or show room.


I have exactly zero problems with IPS glow. It's pretty bad when you look at the BIOS boot screen, but once you enter a graphical mode, it's gone. I don't know how that works, but I'm not noticing it anymore. And while I don't do pro stuff on my monitor, I do some vacation photo editing - zero problems.
Then bless you, it bothered me to no end when i bought my very first IPS monitor and returned it within a week.

Decided to open the wallet all the way to get something i actually enjoy.
 
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IPS glow even between different monitors of the same model can be horrendous. I bought a 32” predator monitor last year, first one the backlight bleed/glow was so bad in the bottom corner it was distorting colors in games. The replacement was fine. Glow and backlight bleed SUCK.

Oled would be great if they actually made monitors worth buying. Too bad everything under the Sun recently has been hijacked TV panels or curved monitors, or excessively high refresh rate for no reason.

Sad sad market.
Well, Predator is a gaming monitors. As a rule of thumb, those suck in the IQ dept. And by that, I mean they usually sacrifice everything for fast response time. That's usually ok for games, less so outside of them.
 
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Well, Predator is a gaming monitors. As a rule of thumb, those suck in the IQ dept. And by that, I mean they usually sacrifice everything for fast response time. That's usually ok for games, less so outside of them.

That has pretty much nothing to do with glow/bleed. They also don’t deliberately trash color accuracy on all gaming panels.

Unless you’re buying a calibrated professional display for for 2k +, the higher end gaming monitors have some of the best image quality.

TLDR: that’s a bad generalization to make about “gaming” monitors.
 
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IPS glow even between different monitors of the same model can be horrendous. I bought a 32” predator monitor last year, first one the backlight bleed/glow was so bad in the bottom corner it was distorting colors in games. The replacement was fine. Glow and backlight bleed SUCK.

Oled would be great if they actually made monitors worth buying. Too bad everything under the Sun recently has been hijacked TV panels or curved monitors, or excessively high refresh rate for no reason.

Sad sad market.
Bleed is usually the result of too much pressure from the bezel.

IPS Glow cannot be fixed unless the manufacturer added a ATW Polarizer, which only really happens on $2000+ professional photo editing monitors these days.
 
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Truth be told, monitors have offered exactly zero improvements over the past two years. And that's on top of people not upgrading monitors as often as they upgrade the rest of their systems.

Edit: Judging by that forecast, it seems nothing new is expected in this area either.
Hi,
Yep just pay a premium for same burn in
Hell I can buy cheap and have the same issue :cool:
 
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