Dell trumps HP to become top PC company in India!


Dell has been steadily increasing its market share in India over past few years, however last quarter has been quite stellar in when it came to number of PCs shipped in India.

According to Gartner, in 4th quarter of 2010, Dell had shipped 13 percent of all the PC shipments in India which climbed by over 3.7 percentage points in Q1 2011 (Est.). During the same time, HP lost exactly same amount of market share and fell from 15.80% to 12.10% in Q1, 2011!

PC Market Share

Total PC Market Growth in India

The combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India totalled nearly 2.6 million units in the first quarter of 2011, a 6.2 per cent increase over the same quarter last year.

This growth was mainly driven by Mobile PCs (Laptops/Netbooks), while the Desktop PC sales have shown negative growth. Mobile PC shipments grew 23 percent in the first quarter of 2011, as compared to the first quarter of 2010. All the vendors registered double digit growths in Mobile PC shipment numbers.

PC Vendor Market Share QoQ


Q4 2010

Q1 2011

Dell 13% 16.70%
HP 15.80% 12.10%
Acer 10.70% 11.90%
Lenovo 9.60% 9.70%
HCL 7.80% 7.10%
Others 43.10% 42.50%

  Acer, the 3rd placed vendor in India witnessed 1.20 percentage point jump in shipments over last quarter. While Lenovo more or less kept its market share, HCL saw a drop in its market share!

Assembled PC Market in India

Even with the branded PC prices falling significantly over past few years and nearly coming at par to assembled PCs – It still commands significant amount of market share. Nearly 42.5% of Indian PC market is held by smaller brands and assembled / unbranded PC manufacturers!

  1. Ravi Dawar says

    I am really amazed to see the share of ‘Others’ in the histogram above. I think, the others will only contribute to the share of desktops, no?

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      Yeah….it will be mostly desktops or small time brands of Laptops as well…the likes of MSI etc…

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