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December 13, 2010

PC shipments in India to reach 13.2 million units in 2011, says Gartner

Mobile PC shipments will grow 61% in 2011

By CBR Staff Writer

India PC shipments is expected to reach 13.2 million units in 2011, a 24.7% increase from 2010, according to a new report from Gartner.

Gartner said that PC demand is growing beyond India’s largest cities with vendors registering an increasing demand from smaller cities in India where PC penetration has grown considerably.

The rising income and declining PC prices have contributed towards the PC penetration and estimates that roughly 35% of PC vendor revenue today comes from Tier III and IV cities.

The PC vendor revenue from Tier III and IV cities is projected to grow by 50% by the end of 2013.

Gartner principal research analyst Vishal Tripathi said there is an increased aspiration to own a PC in India and the younger generation is contributing to the large scale adoption of PCs in India in a significant way.

"Besides reading and surfing the Internet, the usage of PCs for watching movies, listening to music, and gaming are playing a pivotal role in driving demand," Tripathi said.

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According to Gartner, by the fourth quarter of 2011 mobile PCs will outgrow desk-based PCs in India, though the total number of desk-based shipments will be higher than mobile PC.

In 2011, the desk-based PC market will grow 5% totalling 7.2 million units year-on-year, and mobile PC shipments will grow 61% with 5.9 million units.

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