PC sale in India rises by 3% in Q1 FY 2012-13, Lenovo slips to #4: IDC

Personal computer sale in India grew by 3% year on year in the first quarter of 2013 as compared to the same period last year, according to a new report. The overall PC shipment for the first quarter of the year, stood at 2.71 million units with quarter on quarter growth of 7.5%, said a new IDC report.

Most of the growth has come from commercial PC market which clocked a 12.8% quarter on quarter growth. Branded desktops witnessed execution of a few large deals, primarily in BFSI, IT and Government verticals, supporting the overall commercial growth in Q1 2013.

India PC Sales Q1 2013
Source: IDC Quarterly PC Tracker, Q1 2013

On the other hand consumer market remained largely flat with a marginal quarter-on-quarter growth of 1.5% noted over Q4 2012. In terms of vendor share, HP claimed the top spot with a 22.5% market share in Q1 2013 followed by Acer and Dell with 13.8% market share grabbed by both. Acer remains strong in the commercial business while Dell was seen riding high on its price cuts, specially on notebooks.

Lenovo PC Sales in India

Lenovo, which emerged as the highest selling PC vendor in Q1 FY 2012-13, slipped to #4 position. with next update of Windows 8 for small screens on the offering, vendors are expected to see significant growth for PCs in the second half of the current year.

Election and poll programs such as manifesto driven deals (one like by Akhilesh Govt in UP) and e-governance projects would largely drive commercial spending in the Indian PC market.

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