‘Netbooks and notebooks will co-exist peacefully’
Do you find any difference in approach in India in comparison to the rest of the world?
In India, netbooks came in a year back. As far as the size of the market is concerned, it is some 7-8% of the market. In India, the adoption has been relatively slow as in comparison to the global perspectiveHere, we have found a wide variety of usage for notebooks. In India, we have first time users and also customers who are buying it as a second device—his notebook is his secondary computer that he carries when on move and is in need of using the Web.
But in India, we have not gone to a level where we can say that we are very sure that Indian consumer is using for this particular reason. So we may have to hold on for some more time and then say that these are the specific needs of the Indian consumer. But having said this, I would also like to mention that between the products there is some of continuity. The new notebooks combine the facilities of the netbook and a notebook.
So Indian customers go for more value oriented products and thus would prefer a notebook to a netbook?
No, I never said that Indian customers do not prefer netbook. What I mean is that the market for netbooks is relatively slower than globally. If you look at the profile of India, it is an emerging market. More and more
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