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Despite Surge In Sales, PC Shipments Might Not Grow In India: Gartner

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Despite Surge In Sales, PC Shipments Might Not Grow In India: Gartner

According to Gartner Inc., the leading IT research and advisory company, PC shipments in India has increased 10.6% in the fourth quarter of 2015 when compared to Q4 2014. Around 2.6 million units are shipped within the duration.

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Despite the increase in sales, Gartner does not see a significant growth in PC shipments in India. “The PC market in India is facing some challenging market dynamics. The enterprise segment might witness some growth going forward due to government and education projects, however, we do not foresee significant growth in the PC market in India,” said Vishal Tripathi, Research Director, Gartner.

Lenovo is the top leader in the segment holding 25.3% market share. In Q4 2014, its share was only 18%. To the second position comes HP with 23.3% market share. In fact, HP was the leader in the segment last year with 25.5% share. Dell, the third on the list, too has lost its market share, from 24.1% in Q4 2014 to 20.6% in Q4 2015. Acer comes the fourth in market share, with 13.9%. Acer had an increase in sales, where it had only 9.9% in Q4 2014. Other vendors together make 16.9% share in PC shipments.

“Consumers accounted for 40% of total PC sales in the fourth quarter of 2015, down from 52 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014,” Mr. Tripathi added. White boxes accounted 32%, registering a decline from Q4 2014. In the December quarter, mobile PCs grew by 27% year-on-year, primarily due to state government orders, Gartner said.

 

Ria Lakshman. V is a lead news writer at The Telecom Times. She studied Journalism at Manipal School of Communication and proceeded to work in newspapers and magazines, with technology as her focus area. Passionate about Telecommunications sector, her move to 'The Telecom Times' was a natural choice. Alongside, she also writes for Telecom Talk, where she covers news and tech commentaries in the sector of telecom. In the free time, Ria loves to go camping, read books, or sketch illustrations. She also runs a local design studio and promotes eco-friendly crafts. Ria can be found sharing her knowledge and insights on Twitter.

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