India PC market touches 1.765 Million in Q2

India PC market touches 1.765 Million in Q2

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 27 August 2009, 02:03 Hrs
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Bangalore: The overall Indian PC market grew by 5.2 percent during April-June quarter of calendar year (CY) 2009 (2Q CY2009) to touch 1.765 million shipments over the previous quarter. For the same period (2Q CY2009 over 1Q CY2009) desktop PC shipments rose 4.4 percent, while notebook PC shipments grew by 7.2 percent.

In the overall PC (Notebooks and Desktops combined) market, HP retained the top spot with a market share of 17.8 percent, followed by HCL and Dell. In terms of desktop PC shipments, HP retained its top position with a market share of 12.7 percent, followed by HCL and Acer in second and third spots respectively during 2Q CY2009. In terms of notebook PC shipments also, HP retained the top spot with a market share of 30.9 percent; Dell retained the second spot while Acer came in at the third spot.

According to Kapil Dev Singh, Country Manager, IDC India, "The Indian PC market performance in 2Q CY2009 has shown, what may be termed as early signs of a revival, as the decline in overall PC shipments year-on-year (YOY) reduced from a high of 22.7 percent (4Q CY2008 vs. 4Q CY2007) to 15.3 percent in the current quarter (2Q CY2009 vs. 2Q CY2008). Demand was buoyant during this quarter on account of a higher off-take by the consumer and education segments."

In terms of horizontal segments, while the SME (small medium enterprises) segment responded positively during the quarter (2Q CY2008), the large and very large enterprise segments are still waiting for cues of a sustained global economic recovery. With the new government settling down and the festive season starting earlier than usual this year, the coming quarter (3Q CY2009) presents an opportunity for vendors to spruce up their shipments performance.

In the emerging segment of mini notebook PCs, enjoying a newfound liking among home users, shipments doubled quarter-on-quarter (2Q CY2009 over 1Q CY2009). Sumanta Mukherjee, Lead PC Analyst, IDC India said, "The Mini Notebook PC segment saw the emergence of new entrants like BenQ and Samsung, while existing players like Acer, Asus, and Lenovo moved to consolidate their positions. With more vendors slated to enter this space and with the launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 OS lined up for October 2009, the Indian mini notebook PC space could see a lot more traction in the forthcoming quarters."

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