Thin Client Market

Global Thin Client Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Form Factor (Standalone, With Monitor and Mobile), By Application, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2023 - 2029

Report Id: KBV-15271 Publication Date: April-2023 Number of Pages: 222
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Market Report Description

The Global Thin Client Market size is expected to reach $1.7 billion by 2029, rising at a market growth of 3.7% CAGR during the forecast period.

Lean or skinny clients are other names for thin clients. It is a virtual computer system used to run virtual applications. Instead of the client system, the server keeps the data. The majority of the processing is carried out via a networked remote link. A thin client is a fanless, hard drive-free desktop computer with a small form factor. It is a secure, virtual system that is run by a client operating system.

Thin Client Market Size - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2019-2029

The internet-based program results are shown on the local machine in a manner that closely resembles that of programs running on local systems. Thin clients typically come in the form of inexpensive computer hardware and rely heavily on servers for computation. Software and hardware thin clients are the two different categories of thin clients. Software for thin clients is run on thin hardware clients, whereas virtual apps are run using software-thin clients.

The thin client functions inside browser-based methods, desktop virtualization in cloud computing, and shared communication servers. Although they do not share resources, the operating system and programs are kept on the central server. A thin client can be utilized in households and companies as long as a user has a strong internet connection to connect to a desktop.

Data remote access, centralized and straightforward management, cost-effectiveness, high security, and higher productivity are key factors driving the expansion of thin clients. One of the critical elements assisting the manufacturers in increasing their consumer base is the cost reduction of thin clients. Customers are also searching for a solution to reduce their energy usage, maintenance, and operating expenses. Thin clients replace standard Computers, cutting costs and energy usage. Also, because the thin client has so few parts, it is robust and requires almost no upkeep.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The worry about quick data sharing with employees has grown as more individuals work remotely during COVID-19. This reason has also fueled the need for thin client devices. The trend toward remote work has been increasing steadily over the past few decades, but COVID-19's impact substantially accelerated it in a very short amount of time, pushing businesses of all sizes to immediately adopt the self-isolation procedures that governments around the world were advising. This has fueled the demand for and uptake of thin-client computing devices and helped the market recover from its initial losses during and after the pandemic.

Market Growth Factors

The surge in the popularity of cloud-based services

A shared server could formerly host numerous apps before the advent of web-based applications. Yet, as program complexity and user numbers have grown, shared hosting has lost effectiveness, forcing companies to choose cloud-based alternatives. Setting up applications that customers can access through their browsers rather than downloading them on their devices is made simpler by cloud migration. By increasing the flexibility and efficiency of IT resources and providing cloud solutions to clients at a reasonable price, the cloud infrastructure is bridging the gap between IT and business.

The rising requirement of data centers

A desktop terminal without a hard drive is referred to as a basic thin client and a substitute for desktop Computers. The thin client uses desktop computers' applications, sensitive data, and memory and is kept in the data center. It connects to servers and accesses hard drives located in secure data centers using remote display protocols (RDP). The increasing trend of data center investment and advantages over traditional desktop systems, joined with the demand for data centers, will drive the adoption of thin client solutions since they are safe, affordable, and simple to operate. Therefore, aiding the thin client market growth in the projected period.

Market Restraining Factors

Centralized dependency and issues with compatibility

A thin client's dependence on the network is its single worst drawback. While there are many benefits to centralizing clients, there is also a significant potential danger because the server that thin clients connect to is a single point of failure. All clients that connect to the server will be impacted if it goes down. Thin clients constantly use the network, whereas desktop machines only do so when necessary, which is why the thin client's performance declines with network instability or traffic. It is anticipated that factors like these will hamper the growth of the thin client market.

Thin Client Market Share 2022

The leading players in the market are competing with diverse innovative offerings to remain competitive in the market. The illustration shows the percentage of revenue shared by some of the leading companies in the market. The leading players of the market are adopting various strategies in order to cater demand coming from the different industries. The key developmental strategies in the market is product launches and product expansion.

Form Factor Outlook

Based on form factor, the thin client market is segmented into standalone, with monitor and mobile. The standalone segment held the highest revenue share in the thin client market in 2022. This is due to the fact that a standalone thin client is a generic thin client that needs peripherals like a monitor, keyboard, and mouse plugged in by users. A standalone computer uses resources on a central server rather than a locally attached hard disk. Most apps, sensitive information, and memory are stored on servers in a server-based computing system, accessible only by standalone thin clients.

Thin Client Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2022

Application Outlook

On the basis of application, the thin client market is divided into ITS, education, BFSI, industrial, government, healthcare, retail and transportation. The healthcare segment garnered a promising growth rate in the thin client market in 2022. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities adhere strictly to the highest standards of patient care. They keenly understand the technologies they employ to enhance the patient experience across the entire care process. The technology being used can significantly affect patient outcomes and substantially impact providers' productivity and operational expenses, from admissions to the emergency room to rehabilitation and outpatient care.

Thin Client Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2022 USD 1.3 Billion
Market size forecast in 2029 USD 1.7 Billion
Base Year 2022
Historical Period 2019 to 2021
Forecast Period 2023 to 2029
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 3.7% from 2023 to 2029
Number of Pages 222
Number of Table 314
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Market Share Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Form Factor, Application, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • The surge in the popularity of cloud-based services
  • The rising requirement of data centers
  • Centralized dependency and issues with compatibility

Regional Outlook

Region-wise, the thin client market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and LAMEA. The Asia Pacific region registered the highest revenue share in the thin client market in 2022. This is because one of the greatest markets for thin clients is Asia Pacific, where several industrialized nations make significant contributions. These countries' manufacturing, retail, education, and logistics sectors have undergone a significant digital revolution. The growth of the manufacturing industry in the Asia Pacific is driven by Asia's rapid industrialization and the Pacific region's steady growth in industrial activities.

Free Valuable Insights: Global Thin Client Market size to reach USD 1.7 Billion by 2029

KBV Cardinal Matrix - Thin Client Market Competition Analysis

Thin Client Market - Competitive Landscape and Trends by Forecast 2028

The major strategies followed by the market participants are Product Launches. Based on the Analysis presented in the Cardinal matrix; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is the forerunner in the Thin Client Market. Companies such as Intel Corporation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Dell Technologies, Inc. are some of the key innovators in Thin Client Market.

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HP Development Company L.P.), Dell Technologies, Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Intel Corporation, LG Electronics (LG Corporation), Arista Networks, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung Group), Lenovo Group Limited, Advantech Co., Ltd. and Acer, Inc.

Strategies deployed in Thin Client Market

» Partnerships, Collaborations and Agreements:

  • Feb-2023: Lenovo partnered with Waikato Environment for Knowledge Analysis (WEKA), for Next-Gen AI and Analytics enhancements. Through this partnership, WEKA's expertise in providing data mining solutions would be leveraged by Lenovo to develop AI and analytics driven solutions providing aid in simplifying scale bringing efficiency with performance in workloads.
  • Nov-2022: Hewlett-Packard enterprise came into partnership with AWS, an IT service management company, to enable customers to standardize on cost-effective endpoint hardware. Through this partnership, Amazon Workspaces and Hewlett-Packard's secure Thin Client endpoints power would be combined to offer a silicon-to-cloud solution providing the protection and resilience required by businesses.
  • Sep-2022: Dell came into partnership with Fujitsu, a Japanese multinational information and communications technology equipment and services corporation for raising the rate of Open RAN Global adoption. With this partnership, Fujitsu's carrier-grade Open RAN compliant radio units (RUs) would be combined with the Dell Open RAN Accelerator Card, offering communications service providers efficient performing open RAN deployments capabilities.
  • Jan-2022: Fujitsu expanded its partnership with TriTech Distribution Limited, an IT provider, to advance Fujitsu's Client Computing Devices. With this expansion, TriTech's office equipment and solutions, and distribution capabilities would advance Fujitsu LIFEBOOK Business Notebooks, ESPRIMO Desktops, and CELSIUS Workstations to deliver customers these offerings better.

» Product Launches and Product Expansions:

  • Apr-2023: Advantech released a range of Embedded Platforms with 13th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold, and Celeron® Desktop Processors. With high computing capabilities, the new solutions would include the SOM-C350R computer-on-module, the AIMB-588-B1, and AIMB-278-B1 industrial motherboards as well as the MIO-4370R 4-inch single-board computer, the EPC-B5588 edge intelligence system, the ARK-3533, and ARK-3534 embedded computers, offering data-intensive healthcare, and high performing testing equipment delivering factory automation, and AI computing platforms.
  • Mar-2023: Lenovo released ThinkStation PX, P7 and P5, three next-generation desktop workstations powered by the powerful technologies from Intel® and NVIDIA. The new workstations would possess the latest processor technology from Intel®and back for high-end NVIDIA RTX™ professional GPUs fulfilling the requirements for high power, and performance needed in hybrid-work environments. Moreover, the workstations would have chassis designs and advanced thermals, and BMC capacities useful in better organization of remote system monitoring.
  • Feb-2023: Fujitsu introduced a 5G vRAN solution that is an integration of powers of Fujitsu’s virtualized CU (vCU) and virtualized DU (vDU) with NVIDIA’s (1) GPU technology, facilitating telecommunication and other sectors worldwide to deploy an extensive range of use cases. 5G vRAN is a combination of Fujitsu’s vRAN technology and NVIDIA's GPU processing engine offering customers an amplified processing power allowing base station functions and applications to be running on a single server.
  • Dec-2022: Arista Networks made enhancements in adding capabilities to its 7050X4 Series, to safeguard investments of business compute and storage, colocation providers, and managed services providers. The 7060X5 Series would feature the addition of 800G, amplifying the capacity of hyper-scale backbones while shrinking space and powering each gigabit. With the addition of new 100G SFP-DD and DSFP, 7050X4 systems would offer more density and low power at a reduced cost/Gigabit, providing the options from 10G to 400 G.
  • May-2022: Hewlett-Packard released a pair of innovative Chromebooks in the Elite series and several thin client’s cloud-driven PCs, to serve business users. The new Elite Chromebooks incorporate Elite Dragonfly Chromebooks powered by advanced hardware from Intel and AMD that would be a convertible 12th-generation processor possessing a 13.5-inch display and a tall 3:2 aspect ratio, and HP Elite Chromebook c645 and c640, featuring 8 cores and 16 threads for excellent performance.
  • May-2022: Intel announced the launch of Cloud-to-Edge Technologies incorporating Intel’s Habana® Gaudi®2 AI processor built for training data center workloads and 12th Gen Intel® Core™ HX processors useful for hybrid work. Intel’s Habana® Gaudi®2 AI processor would be a Deep Learning training processor integrated with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE v2) engines on-chip, whereas 12th Gen Intel® Core™ HX processors use desktop-caliber silicon in a mobile package delivering high-performance to workflows.
  • Apr-2022: Dell Technologies introduced OptiPlex 3000 Thin Client, a device developed with reliable, sustainable designs and a robust ecosystem for business desktops. OptiPlex 3000 Thin Client would be available in several Operating System choices including Dell ThinOS, Ubuntu Linux, and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, the system based on Dell's cloud client solutions delivers a secure thin client. Additionally, the device would have features such as compactness, fan-less, highly configurable, fits well with a wide range of stands and mounts, and supports up to 16GB memory, possessing 2GB eMMC flash storage as standard, with the choice of the configuration of an additional 256GB of SSD storage, bringing momentum and deliver efficiency in performance offering quick access to digital and virtual environments.
  • Feb-2022: Lenovo introduced a suite of ThinkPad and ThinkVision- advanced products and solutions developed for a hybrid environment. The portfolio would incorporate ThinkPad T16 and ThinkPad X13s, and T14 Gen 3. The ThinkPad X13s powered by Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3 compute platform, running even Windows 11 Pro, would be ultra-slim, lightweight, and would have a fan-less design capable of delivering the connected PC experiences alongside multi-day battery life, and the best AI experiences. Moreover, the products would provide users with high 5G connectivity including mmWave3.
  • Feb-2022: Intel unveiled 12th Gen Intel Core P-series and U-series processors making an addition to its 12th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile processor portfolio. The 20 latest mobile processors would boost the next generation of thin-and-light laptops. Moreover, the latest mobile processors would be driven by Intel’s performance hybrid architecture featuring a unification of Performance-cores (P-cores) and Efficient-cores (E-cores).
  • Nov-2021: Fujitsu announced the launch of a new-generation thin client FUTRO portfolio. The latest devices incorporate AMD Ryzen R1000 series processors capable of offering improved performance. The Fujitsu Thin Client FUTRO S-series models bring high-level memory capacity, and fast PCIe-based SSD drives. The FUTRO S9011 would come with a new case of compact size, and a volume of 1.8 liters, whereas the distinct FUTRO S7011 and S5011 models would have an overall volume of just 0.9 liters. Moreover, the new models would be capable of consuming less energy and ensure less cable clutter and a clean desk.
  • Oct-2021: Arista unveiled the C-360 Wi-Fi 6E access point, an addition to its cognitive Campus Edge lineup. The new generation C-360 Wi-Fi 6E access point solution-an integrated edge solution with powerful AI/ML capabilities would deliver higher capacity, and bandwidth, and lower the latency rate strengthening high video collaboration applications and IoT augmentation. The C-360 would offer end-to-end application visibility, automated network troubleshooting, and zero trust security with Wireless Intrusion Protection Services (WIPS), MACsec encryption, and WPA3/OWE Wi-Fi security.
  • Jul-2021: LG unveiled LG thin client system developed to serve the healthcare sector. The LG healthcare Thin Client workstation (model 24CN670N) would possess built-in dual-band RFID readers simplifying the process of log into shared resources including electronic health record systems and networked applications utilized by professionals. The new offering would have seven distinct USB ports (2 x USB 2.0 Type-A, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C) for attaching compatible peripherals, medical devices, and barcode scanners facilitating healthcare professionals to streamline operations.
  • May-2021: Arista Networks unveiled SwitchApp for Arista 7130, a super-low latency switch reducing latency in comparison to Arista's existing solutions. SwitchApp would be fully integrated with Arista EOS®, and an advanced programmable FPGA technology-derived solution, utilizing the full-featured layer 2/3 switch and offering low latency of under 100ns with Layer 2 switching, allowing customers access to financial markets.

» Mergers and Acquisitions:

  • Sep-2022: Fujitsu took over InPhySec, a New Zealand-based cybersecurity firm, to empower security practices and extend Fujitsu's reach in New Zealand. With this acquisition, InPhySec's complete range of managed security solutions including security information and event management, cloud, network, and endpoint detection and response offerings would support Fujitsu to deliver security consulting and managed security services in New Zealand enabling Fujitsu to provide security management services to New Zealand customers better.
  • Jul-2022: Fujitsu completed the acquisition of Enable Professional Services, a ServiceNow Consultancy, to strengthen Fujitsu's service management advisory, consulting, and delivery services capabilities. Through this acquisition, Fujitsu would leverage Enable Professional's ServiceNow capabilities and digital transformation expertise to advance Fujitsu's suite of business applications facilitating Fujitsu's to better deliver its offerings to customers.

» Geographical Expansions:

  • Jul-2021: Fujitsu launched the thin, lightweight UH-X series of laptops in the Indian region. The series would incorporate the Thin & Light UH-X and the UH-X Convertible 2in1, powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel Core processors featuring 4-core and 8-threads bringing efficiency in overall performance.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Form Factor

  • Standalone
  • With Monitor
  • Mobile

By Application

  • Education
  • Information & Technology Services (ITS)
  • Government
  • Retail
  • Industrial
  • BFSI
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HP Development Company L.P.)
  • Dell Technologies, Inc.
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • Intel Corporation
  • LG Electronics (LG Corporation)
  • Arista Networks, Inc.
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung Group)
  • Lenovo Group Limited
  • Advantech Co., Ltd.
  • Acer, Inc.
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

The Market size is projected to reach USD 1.7 billion by 2029.

The surge in the popularity of cloud-based services are driving the Market in coming years, however, Centralized dependency and issues with compatibility restraints the growth of the Market.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HP Development Company L.P.), Dell Technologies, Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Intel Corporation, LG Electronics (LG Corporation), Arista Networks, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Samsung Group), Lenovo Group Limited, Advantech Co., Ltd. and Acer, Inc.

The expected CAGR of this Market is 3.7% from 2023 to 2029.

The Education segment is leading the Market by Application in 2022 thereby, achieving a market value of $360 million by 2029.

The Asia Pacific market dominated the Market by Region in 2022, and would continue to be a dominant market till 2029; thereby, achieving a market value of $652 million by 2029.



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