Gartner: India PC Market Grew 6.6 Percent In The First Quarter Of 2012

Posted on May 26 2012 - 4:55pm by Editorial Staff

Indian PC market is on the rise at least this is what according to the latest report from Gartner. The information technology research and advisory firm says that desk-based and mobile PC market combined in India totalled 2.8 million units in the first quarter of 2012, a 6.6 per cent increase over the first quarter of previous year. “Consumer buying accounted for 47 percent of total PC sales in the first quarter of 2012, which is down 3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011,” said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner

“This underlies the fact that high inflation and increased prices have forced users to either prolong the life of their devices or postpone their purchase decision. The increase in excise and import duties also played a part in decision making postponement. The delay in rate contract from DGSND (Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals) did not help market growth.”

Lenovo top the chart with 14.9 percent of total market share in 1Q12. Dell and HP are on second and third position with 14.0 percent and 13.7 percent respectively. Acer comes at fourth position with 11.9 percent and HCL on fifth position with 5.8 percent while others hold a total of 39.7 percent while if we go back a year ago same quarter, Dell tops the chart with 16.7 percent.

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