Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Laptop Computers?
What is the average price of Laptop Computers?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Laptop 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 Laptop 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 Laptop 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 Laptop 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 Laptop 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 laptop market has a high level of market share concentration, with the top four vendors controlling about 52.8% of the market in 2020. There are an estimated 48 manufacturers currently operating in the laptop computer market; while an estimated 14,000 online and brick-and-mortar retailers sell laptop computers, these distributors... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
What is the average price of your computers?
How has your average price changed during the past three years?
How do your prices compare with your competitors’ prices?
Do you offer volume discounts?
Amidst widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?
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 to businesses (e.g. bundling or financing)?
Are your most recent models performing better or worse than previous versions?
Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?
What quality awards have you won, if any?
What have you done to improve your component reliability over the past few years?
What is the most consistent complaint you receive from users of your laptops?
Are you satisfied with your products' prevailing ratings by consumer review boards?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
Buyers should specify the total budget for the project.
Buyers should include details about their desired method of payment, such as whether to pay in full or require financing.
Buyers should request detailed information about shipping costs.
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 reviews from past customers.
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.
Buyers should include the date proposals are due, and when award information will be available.
Buyers should state the date that delivery is expected.
Buyers should include any other relevant dates that suppliers need to be aware of.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the supply chain?
The risk of input price shocks or discontinuity of services due to supply chain issues is moderate in the laptop computer market. Because laptop computer suppliers operate on thin margins and face continual downward pricing pressure from a high level of global competition, they lack bargaining power when purchasing their... Subscribe to learn more.