India PC market share of HP has decreased 8.2 percent quarter-on-quarter to 25.5 percent in Q3 2014, said IDC.
The PC market share of Dell increased to 22 percent from 19.1 percent, Lenovo share rose to 16.5 percent from 13.9 percent and Acer share grew to 12.9 percent from 11.9 percent on quarterly basis.
Despite a significant dip in market share, HP retained its top position in the Indian PC market. IDC noted that the drop in PC share was primarily on account of fewer shipments fulfilled towards the special project i.e. ELCOT in Q3.
HP consumer business grew thanks to roll out of early campaigns and partner programs. Success of entry level PC segment supported through Bing SKUs was also a growth driver for HP consumer PC division.
Dell, the #2 PC vendor in India, has expanded its channel and improved partner engagement to drive its business in 2014. Dell also introduced new products on AMD platform that improved traction in its consumer business.
Lenovo, the #3 PC maker based on Q3 2014 shipments, posted substantial growth in its consumer notebook business.
India PC shipment reached 2.67 million units in Q3 2014, growing 5.8 percent over Q2 2014 and dropping 16.9 percent over Q3 2013.
IDC said commercial PC market declined 4.7 percent to 1.29 million units on quarterly basis.
The consumer PC market increased 18.1 percent to 1.37 million units on quarterly basis.
Uptake of affordable PC segment (sub $400 portable PCs) along with seasonal demand owing to festive season resulted in a sharp improvement in Q3,” said Manish Yadav, market analyst, Client Devices, IDC India.
Protests by IT channel community across India against predatory pricing by e-tailers are adding to the woes in the PC market. “We expect the sequential fallout in the consumer business to be in the range of 15-20 percent,” said Kiran Kumar, research manager, Client Devices, IDC India.
On the other hand, commercial business is expected to maintain its momentum over the next few quarters driven by a healthy demand in Government and public education segments in the coming quarters.