Indian PC market touches 2.268 mn in Q3

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MUMBAI, INDIA: The client PC shipments grew 1.7 percent during July-September (Q3 2008) compared to the same period last year, to touch 2.268 million PCs, says an IDC report. While the desktop PC shipments fell 8.9 percent, notebook PC shipments grew 37.8 percent during the period (Q3 2008 over Q3 2007), the report said.


The overall client PC (notebooks and desktops combined) market, Hewlett-Packard tops the market share with 19.7 percent in the third quarter, followed by HCL with 9.8 percent and Dell at third spot with 9.6 percent share, said a press release from IDC.

In the desktop PC shipments too Hewlett-Packard takes the lead the market in Q3, followed by HCL and Acer in second and third spots respectively. HP, Dell and Acer were the top three players in notebook PC shipments in Q3 2008.

Said Sumanta Mukherjee, Lead Analyst—PC Research, IDC India, "The contribution of the 'Top 5' PC vendors to India Client PC shipments grew from 47.2 percent in Q3 2007 to 56 percent in Q3 2008."

"The current subdued buying sentiment has led to inventory pile-up with channel partners, adversely impacting finances. Vendors must rediscover niche segments with buying potential and implement innovative marketing programs to overcome this situation," he added.