The combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India totalled nearly 2.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2010, a 16.2 per cent increase over the fourth quarter of 2009, according to Gartner, Inc. This growth rate was more than five times the worldwide PC market’s growth average in the fourth quarter of 2010.
“This growth was primarily driven by the mobile PC market which grew 39 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010,” said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner. “A fall in prices, large deals from governments and demand from consumers and the education sector drove Mobile PCs sales. Many small and midsize businesses are buying mobile PC’s which is further fuelling growth.”
All the major PC vendors experienced high double-digit high growth in mobile PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2010. Multinational brands continued to do well with shipments from Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo, the top 4 vendors, representing 49.1 percent of total shipments in the fourth quarter of 2010 (see Table 1). Local vendor HCL accounted for 7.8 percent of PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2010. HP regained sales leadership position in 4Q and for all of 2011 closely followed by Dell.
Additional information is available in the Gartner report "Quarterly Statistics: Personal Computers, Asia/Pacific, 4Q10 Update”. The report is available on Gartner's website at http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?ref=g_search&id=1540815&subref=simplesearch.
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