PC sales up 2.5% in Q2: Gartner

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on August 17, 2011

The combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India grew to nearly 2.5 million units in the second quarter of 2011, a 2.5 per cent increase vis-a-vis the same quarter last year, according to research firm Gartner.

“This growth was primarily driven by the mobile PC market, which grew 17 per cent year-on-year in Q2, 2011,” Gartner Principal Research Analyst, Mr Vishal Tripathi, said in a statement.

However, economic factors such as rising interest rates and high inflation costs have resulted in slower consumer demand.

“With the recent hike in commodity pricing, such as fuel and food items, the cause for concern continues to exist in the Indian market. However, we expect the market to perform far better in the coming quarter due to the festive season, which is considered as auspicious for buying,” Mr Tripathi said.

All the major multinational PC vendors, with the exception of HP, experienced double-digit growth in PC shipments in the reporting quarter.

Dell, with a 17 per cent market share, held on to its No 1 position, while Acer dethroned HP to clinch the No 2 slot with a 12 per cent share market share due to the strong performance of its commercial business.

HP had a 11.2 per cent market share, while Lenovo had a 10.4 per cent share in Q2, 2011.

Shipments from Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo (the top 4 vendors) constituted 50.4 per cent of the market in the second quarter of 2011. Local vendor HCL accounted for 6.6 per cent of PC shipments in the second quarter of 2011.

Published on August 17, 2011
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