New Delhi, May 23 UNI | 2 months ago

The overall India PC shipments for Q1 2014 stood at 2.03 million units, representing a year-on-year drop of 25.2 per cent over Q1 2013, due to poor end-user demand, according International Data Corporation.

The overall Commercial PC segment recorded a total shipments of 1.02 million units, showing a marginal increase of 4.1 per cent sequentially over Q4 2013.

IDC India Research Manager-Client Devices Kiran Kumar said, ''The overall Commercial PC market showed first signs of improvement over the last 9-10 months as investment activities have improved in the Banking and Government verticals. Vendors are optimistic about the overall market sentiments and believe it will pick up gradually among other verticals too in the course of 2014.''

On the other hand, the overall Consumer PC shipments stood at 1.01 million units in Q1 2014, representing a drop of 4.3 per cent sequentially over Q4 2013.

''Consumer's sentiments plummeted further due to high inflation and soaring prices owing to rupee fluctuations. Concerns over the economic conditions remained a key drag and Q1 was no different,'' said Kumar.

In terms of vendor share, Dell took early lead in 2014 and achieved a market share of 23.1 per cent. ''Dell is doing well in reenergizing their channel focus in both consumer and commercial business. Renewed approach in

their go-to-market strategy, product refresh on their commercial portfolio, and deeper penetration in the upcountry markets have been their driving forces in Q1 2014,'' said Manish Yadav. Market Analyst of Client Devices at IDC India.

HP, which dominated the India PC market in 2013 across all product categories, took the second place with a share of 20.4 per cent in Q1 2014, while Lenovo, with 14.9 per cent market share, took the third spot. '

(Posted on 23-05-2014)