With more and more Indians becoming tech savvy, PC sales seem to be on the rise in the country. The combined sales of desk-based and mobile PCs in India hit 2.9 million units in the second quarter of 2012, driven primarily by entry-level products from vendors, according to Gartner.
The report says that 2.9 million units sold represented a 17 % rise over the same time last year, with consumer buying making up 50 % of total PC sales.
Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner, said in a PTI release, “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.”
The brands which have been making hay in the Indian market demand for computers include Hewlett Packard, Asus, Samsung, Lenovo, and Dell. The largest share of the market however, belongs to Chinese PC maker Lenovo, which has 16.6% of the market share, followed by Acer at 13.4%, HP at 13.1%, and Dell share at around 12.9%.
Ultrabooks, on the other hand, found it difficult to penetrate the market. But with the availability of the new Intel processor and declining price points, adoption is expected to rise in coming quarters, he added.
Looking ahead, the research firm expects in the next quarter due to the festive season in India and sustained education buying.
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