PC Screen Size Trends in the Philippines

PC Screen Size Trends in the Philippines

Saw this interesting chart during one of the product launches of Sony Philippines some time last month. It shows the trend of PC screen sizes preferred by customers based on their purchasing behavior.


It shows that the 14-inch notebooks are the most popular (has been for the last 8 years) but that share is slowly thinning. The 15-inch and and the 12-inchers also used to be popular too but the chart shows they’re slowing down.

What’s getting some traction is the 11-inch models where they used to be non-existent before 2009 but is already taking around 10% share from 2011. This could be due to the popularity of the Macbook Air and the ultrabooks/ultraportables.

Back in 2010, we also ran an informal survey on our readers about their preferred screen size for laptops. You can go and check out the responses here.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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14 Responses

  1. Benchmark says:

    Sabi nga nila, ang buhay ay parang gulong….hehehehe minsan yung mga hinde uso dati, ngayon sumisikat….

    anyway sa opinion ko, gusto din kasi ng mga tao, medyo magaan ang dala nila, specially now, mostly people are commuting (here in PH) and always bring their on netbooks at work. And compromising from the size between 14 and 10…its, 11, 12, 13 (unlucky number?) would be prefered size.

    Perhaps someone can develop a projection type netbook, where you can choose the screen size you want. :)

  2. Iyan Sommerset says:

    Glad to see Netbooks alive and kicking. Third world economy.

  3. Blue says:

    I think it’s because by this time, most laptop users have had more than 1 unit at a time in their lifetimes or have gone through several units. So they have a 14″ at work or a 15″ at home as desktop replacement, the 11″ suddenly becomes relevant. Or they have been working with 13″-15″ all this time, 11″ will seem agreeable at this point. But that’s just my humble opinion.

  4. Mr A says:

    I am more interested in knowing the screen resolution rather than the screen size.

    • NineSwordz says:

      Agree. They should focus more on making higher resolutions on netbooks, smart-phones and other gaming handhelds.

    • Marc says:

      people always harp on about higher resolution screens and that’s actually fine when you’re talking about the bigger screens, but come on.. on a netbook, can you imagine a 10 inch screen with a resolution of say 1440×900.. the text would be really small! Has anyone actually ever really thought about stuff like that or do you really just watch videos and play games (doubtful on netbooks) where resolution would be advantageous. ro maybe everyone’s just getting on the old higher is better bandwagon..

    • Mr a says:

      Marc, you can always zoom the text. The important aspect of it is that you have an “bird’s eye view” of your screen.

    • bakit ba ang yayabang niyo magsalita. what can a higher resolution netbook screen give you? a netbook is a Netbook. It is made mainly for internet and word processing. Bakit kung mas mataas ang resolution mas lilinaw ba yung letters sa word? mas lilinaw ba yung youtube video na pinapanuod mu sa netbook mu?

      the point is that, there is no need for you to demand higher resolution on a fucking netbook. Kasi hindi mo rin naman magagamit dahil wala ka rin namang alam tungkol dian. Dumb Idiot!

  5. John says:

    13’3 inch is perfect for me. I love my MacBook Air !! <3

  6. Sasha says:

    I would want a 15-inch laptop. But dito sa Pilipinas, palaging 14-inches lang ang mga binebenta. Kailangan pang i-order if you want it a size bigger with additional price pa.

    • Blue says:

      15″ laptops actually cost less than 13″ and 14″ ones. Order online from a reliable online retailer like Amazon or Best Buy. Have the item shipped to a forwarding company. You should get your 15″ laptop within a week after it’s delivered to the forwarding company. Just make sure you get a brand that offers global warranty. Shipping will cost approximately 5k but the unit itself will be 40% cheaper than local prices so if you do the math, your unit still comes off significantly cheaper than what they retail here (5-10k cheaper even with shipping) plus you get a premium version of the OS instead of the units without OS here.

  7. Iyan Sommerset says:

    Just realized, the figure is slightly misleading. It’s in percentage – no actual figures accounting for growth over the years. It may just be that the amount of 14″ laptops sold are the same, but there are new buyers of the smaller, cheaper ones and/or the more expensive ultrabook sizes.

    The assumption that a 10-inch sold is a 14-inch not sold may not be true.

  8. mark says:

    can u explain to me why is it better to have higher resolution? sorry im noob

  9. Most of the pinoys kasi they just use laptops and desktop computers for word processing and mainly internet. Pero kung ikaw yung taong gumgawa ng spreadsheets nag eedit ng hd videos and pitures and other hd content, hindi mu puwede gamitin ang netbook. it will be so sluggish to use that kasi atom processor lang. !

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