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India PC market grows 17% in Q2

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on March 12, 2018

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The combined desk-based and mobile personal computer market in India grew to about 2.9 million units in the second quarter of 2012, a 17 per cent rise over the same period a year ago.

Mobile personal computers, which grew 54 per cent, helped in driving the overall market growth, according to a study by global research and advisory firm Gartner.

White boxes (including parallel import), which accounted for 45 per cent of the overall desktop market, declined 18 per cent during the reporting period, it said.

“Consumer buying accounted for 50 per cent of total PC sales in the second quarter of 2012. Consumer PC sales grew 24 per cent sequentially, which emphasises the fact that media tablets are not yet cannibalising the PC market in India like in the West,” Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner, said.

Consumer segment

Consumer growth is primarily being driven by entry level products. Vendors such as HP, Lenovo, Asus and Samsung registered more than 50 per cent growth in the consumer segment.

“Ultrabooks are still finding it difficult to penetrate the market. However, with the availability of the new Intel processor and declining price points, we expect adoption to increase in the coming quarters,” Tripathi added. Gartner expects PC shipment growth to continue in the third quarter of 2012 due to the festive season and education buying, the report said.



>rajesh.kurup@thehindu.co.in

Published on August 28, 2012

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