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February 22, 2010

Indian PC shipments up 25.7% to 1.97 million units in Oct-Dec 2009, says IDC

Dell retains top spot in notebook PC market

By CBR Staff Writer

India PC shipments reached 1.97 million units during the October-December 2009 quarter, an increase of 25.7% compared to 1.56 million units for the same period last year and a decrease of 10.3% sequentially, according to research firm IDC.

Desktop PC sales accounted for nearly two-thirds of total PC sales with 1.27 million units shipped, representing a 14.6% increase year-on-year and a 12.8% decline sequentially. Notebook PC sales grew at 52.8% year-on-year with 693,911 million units shipped in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to 454,211 units in the same period last year.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2009, the home PC shipments rose by 38% year-on-year, while the notebook PC shipments to the large business and very large business segments grew 57% year-on-year.

In the overall PC market, HP retained the top sport with a market share of 16.2% in terms of unit shipments, while Dell and Acer gained a share of 13.6% and 10.4%, respectively. In terms of desktop PC shipments, HP retained the top position with a market share of 11.6%, followed by HCL and Acer.

Notebook PC shipments witnessed a shake-up, with Dell capturing the top spot with a market share of 26.3% for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Kapil Dev Singh, country manager of IDC India, said: “With multiple factors like economic revival, technological developments, increasing relevance for the users and right price points, all converging, we are at the beginning of yet another growth curve in the domestic PC market. The PC market growth will be led by notebook PCs increasingly fitting into an individual’s life in more ways than one.”

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