A report issued by Gartner says that the Indian PC market, which comprises of both desk-based and mobile PC, totaled about 2.8 million units in the first quarter of 2012, almost 6.6 per cent increase over the same period last year.
Though this seems to be good news, it is hardly so. The fact is that sales have gone down over the last few quarters, due to reasons of inflation and increased prices. The increase in excise and import duties also played a part reducing sales. While desktop PC’s declined 20 percent in the first quarter of 2012, when compared to the same period in 2011, Mobile PCs, saw an increase of 27 per cent driving overall market growth.
Lenovo represented 64 per cent of PC sales and gained the top position, where as HP grew by 21 per cent. What’s surprising is that Dell that has been one of the torchbearers declined in sales by as much as 11 per cent. HCL’s share dropped to 5.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2012, as it experienced a 13 per cent year-on-year decline from the first quarter of 2011.