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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Desktop Computers
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Desktop Computers?

What is the average price of Desktop Computers?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Desktop Computers. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Desktop Computers been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Desktop Computers yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Desktop Computers?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Desktop Computers with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The desktop computers market has a high level of market share concentration. There are about 10,200 suppliers operating in the United States, with the top four suppliers (Lenovo, Dell, HP and Apple) accounting for about 65.0% of total market revenue. Market share concentration has been growing in the three years... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Pricing Structure

How have you adjusted to changes in key input costs? To what extent do you pass cost savings down to buyers?

How has your average price changed during the past three years?

How do your prices compare with competitors’ prices?

Do you offer volume discounts? If so, what is the volume threshold that I must reach or exceed?

Competition & Barriers to Entry

How is your product better than your competitors'?

Do you offer any incentives to repeat customers or those that refer businesses to your company?

What promotional deals do you offer businesses?

How have your models improved over the years? How does this benefit my business?

Product Quality

What quality awards have you won, if any?

What have you done to improve your customer service quality over the past few years?

If operating as a manufacturer, what have you done to improve your product reliability in the past few years?

Are you satisfied with your products' prevailing ratings from consumer review boards?

Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?

Quality Control

Describe your quality control procedures. How have you improved them in recent years?

Do you check for quality based upon the volume you produce or based upon a set schedule?

How often do you maintain your machines to ensure optimal performance?

How do you limit potential damage during the transportation of your products?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their budget for the laptop computers.

Buyers should specify the desired payment plan.

Buyers should indicate when the payment will occur.

Buyers should have a clear understanding of the cost of shipping.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for help creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate potential vendors based on their ability to meet the functional requirements described in the RFP.

Buyers should evaluate potential vendors based on their ability to provide a superior level of customer service.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include the date proposals are due and when award information will be available.

Buyers should specify when the desktop computers need to be shipped to the desired location.

Buyers should also include any other benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers will need to be aware of.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a moderate level of supply chain risk in this market. Desktop computers are plentiful and interchangeable enough that if a significant disruption were to occur in the supply chain of one manufacturer, another manufacturer could easily satisfy buyers' needs. With that said, global shortages of the components and... Subscribe to learn more.