Indian PC Market grew 13% in July-Sept 2011: Gartner

Propped by festive demand, Indian personal computer (PC) market registered a growth rate of 13% in the July-September quarter of 2011 to nearly 3.15 million units as compared to same period last year, including desk-based and mobile PC market, according to technology research firm Gartner.

Not surprisingly, the research firm Gartner, Inc said that, “this growth was primarily driven by the mobile PC market which grew 29% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2011.”

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In what is touted as the best quarter in the Indian history, the Indian PC industry shipments crossed 3 million units for the first time ever. However, the research analyst at Gartner, Vishal Tripathi, puts across a cautious note saying that the positive momentum might not be sustained to the same extent in the last quarter of the year, as the incremental festive demand subsides down.

Leading among the vendors contributing to the total PC shipments were multinational brands such as Dell (15% market share), followed by HP (13.3%), Lenovo (12.1%) and Acer (10.8%). However, the domestic PC vendor HCL logged in tepid single-digit market share of 5.6% of total PC shipments.

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