India PC market dips 6.5% to 2.5-m units in Q4: Gartner

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SummaryThe combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India totalled nearly 2.5 million units....

The combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India totalled nearly 2.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 6.5% decline from the same period in 2010, according to research firm Gartner.

‘‘The hard-disk drive (HDD) shortage due to the floods in Thailand significantly impacted the desktop market which declined 18% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2011,’’ Gartner principal research analyst Vishal Tripathi said in a statement.

In Q4 2011, Dell recorded 11% growth in shipment, taking its market share to 15.5%.

Lenovo, whose shipment recorded 28% growth, saw its market share expanding significantly to 13.1% from 9.6 % in Q4 2010.

HP’s market share declined to 12.4%in Q4 2011 from 15.8% in the same period last year, while Acer’s share increased to 12.1% in the quarter under review.

Multinational brands contributed more than half of the total PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2011 with shipments from Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo, representing 53.1% of the market.

Local vendor HCL accounted for 5.5% of PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2011, with 34% year-on-year decline from the fourth quarter of 2010.

‘‘White boxes (including parallel import), which accounted for 45% of the overall desktop market, registered a 32% decline in the quarter compared to Q4 2010. Mobile PCs, with a 12% increase from the fourth quarter of 2010, were able to stop a further decline of the PC market,’’ Tripathi said.

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