India PC market booming with increase in desktops and laptop demand, says Gartner

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 2:21:51 by

India’s personal computer market is moving in almost the opposite direction from the US’ with an increase of almost 17 percent in the second fiscal quarter 2012 from a year-ago quarter. The leaders were Lenovo on the top, followed closely by Acer and Hewlett-Packard.

However, the year-ago market leader Dell saw a decrease in the market share to 12.9 percent from 16.7. Lenovo was the overall winner with an increase in its products to 16.6% from 10.4% a year-earlier.

The China-based PC makers were the least successful last year and ironically, this year they have notched the top spot in one of the booming electronics market in the world. Taiwanese company Acer were up 13.4% from 12.1% while, HP’s share increased to 13.1% from 11.2%.

India’s overall PC demand increased to a total of 2.9 million units in the second quarter, recording a spike of 17 percent, said market tracker Gartner. The US is seeing an almost opposite trend in its consumer market. The tablet computers have cannibalized the desktop and laptop market by large and the country falls right behind the No. 7 India in PC market share. Germany precedes India in the ranking.

“Consumer PC sales grew 24% sequentially, which emphasizes the fact that media tablets are not yet cannibalizing the PC market in India like in the West,” Gartner analyst Vishal Tripathi said in the report.

“Consumer growth is being primarily driven by entry-level products. Vendors such as HP, Lenovo, Asus and Samsung registered more than 50% growth in the consumer segment,” he added.

This year’s so far No. 4 company, Dell, is going through corporate restructuring. The PC-makers are revamping their business model to focus more on software and services to enterprise customers. The transition is expected to take several months before it gets back on its footing.

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