Gold, silver and bronzeat the Indian PC stakes!
Over 1 million notebook PCs sold in India in the last quarter:IDC

Dell retains no. 1 slot, followed by HP, Acer

Indian PC sales grow 18 percent to 2.79 million units in the period July-September 2010. For the first time, Notebook PC sales crossed 1.1 million units in a quarter,  finds  IT analyst IDC
The top three players (for both desktop and notebook computers) were Dell, HP and Acer with market shares of 16.7%, 13.7% and 10.6% respectively. While Dell improved its market share, both HP and Acer dropped their market shares. All three had their best performances in the notebook space where Dell commanded 27 %, HP 13.7% and Acer 15.2 percent market share. In terms of desktop PC sales Dell clinched the top position in the India PC market for the first time with a share of 9.8%, followed by HP and Acer in second and third spots respectively during 3Q 2010, says the quarterly IDC study.

Desktop PC sales accounted for nearly 60% of total PC sales at 1.67 million units, representing a 15% increase year-on-year (July- Sept 2010 over July- Sept 2009). The sales of Notebook computers grew at 52% year-on-year (July- Sept 2010 over July- Sept 2009), to cross 1.11 million units for the quarter. “Normally, the July-September quarter shows a sales growth driven by both the consumer and commercial segments. A double-digit sequential growth of 18% in overall India PC sales in 3Q 2010, points to the strength of the economic recovery and an increasingly positive consumer sentiment,” said Anirban Banerjee, Associate Vice President, Research, IDC India.

Surge in large enterprise, consumer PC sales beats market expectations
“The Launch of multi-colour models, complemented with aggressive promotions and discounted bundling schemes augmented consumer PC spend, especially in the portables segment”, said Sumanta Mukherjee, Lead PC Analyst, IDC India. “However, the rate of growth of mini notebook PC shipments dipped marginally in 3Q 2010. This points to the need for vendors to add more functionalities to cater to evolving consumer demand”, Sumanta added.

* Source: IDC's India Quarterly PC Tracker, 3Q 2010, November 2010

Nov 16 2010