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Indian PC market sees steady growth

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DQW News Bureau New Delhi, Sep 27

During Q2 2007, the overall India client PC market grew 22.1

percent YoY (Q2 2007 over Q2 2006) in terms of unit shipments. For the same

period (Q2 2007 over Q2 2006), desktop PC shipments showed a growth of 11.3

percent, while notebook PC shipments showed a growth of 73.1 percent


(Q2 2007 over Q2 2006). These were the salient findings of IDC's India

Quarterly PC Tracker, Q2 2007, Sep 2007 release.

In the overall client PC (notebooks and desktops combined)

market, the rankings remained unchanged. HP retained the top spot with a

marketshare of 22.2 percent, followed by HCL at 12.8 percent, and Lenovo at 10.3

percent, in terms of unit shipments during Q2 2007.

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In terms of desktop PC shipments, HP managed to regain its top

position with a marketshare of 16.7 percent, followed by HCL and Lenovo in

second and third spots, respectively during Q2 2007. In terms of notebook PC

shipments, HP retained the top spot with a marketshare of 40.4 percent in Q2

2007. Lenovo came in at the second spot and Dell climbed up to take the third

spot.

India

client PC shipments by region: Q2 2007

Client PC

Q2 '07 (% share)

YoY growth (%)

Northern India

32.6%

31.2%

Eastern India

11.6%

30.8%

Southern India

28.9%

24.8%

Western India

26.9%

7.7%

Total

100.0%

22.1%

Source:

IDC

Northern India garnered the lion's share of total client PC

shipments followed by the southern and western parts of the country. The eastern

region moved from a share of seven percent in Q2 2004 to a share of 11.6 percent

of the total India client PC market during Q2 2007.

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Notebook PC market


The India notebook PC market sustained its robust growth as shipments

expanded 73.1 percent YoY (Q2 2007 over Q2 2006). The consumer notebook segment

increased from 29 to 32 percent share of the total notebook PC shipments.

According to Piyush Pushkal, Manager-Computing Products

Research, IDC India, "Notebook PC purchases will be heavily influenced by

'brand value' and service capabilities in the minds of customers, while

economies of scale will help vendors remain competitive and offer better price

points going forward. Consumers would benefit even further when local vendors

gear up and compete with the big, global players through a strategy of price,

smart sourcing and product innovation."

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Regional trends


During Q2 2007, growth of client PC shipments in northern India and southern

India was driven largely by shipments of notebook PCs. Due to lack of large

deals in the BFSI and IT/ITeS segments during the quarter, shipments of

commercial desktop PCs fell in the western region. Eastern India, starting on a

low base, witnessed significant traction of notebook PCs. Along with the

consumer segment, banking, financial services and education sectors helped

shipments in the eastern region to grow. With a lot of untapped potential,

eastern India has a significant potential for future growth of the India client

PC market.

In the total desktop PC market, HP was the leader in three

regions, while HCL was the leader in the fourth.

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