HP retains PC market share lead with 29.5% in India in Q2, ahead of Dell

HP has retained its PC leadership with 29.5 percent share in India in the second quarter of 2014, well ahead of its rival Dell, said IDC.

IDC said Dell, the #2 PC vendor, has 19.1 percent share in the India PC market.

Lenovo has 13.9 percent PC market share.

Acer has 11.9 percent PC market share.

PC maker’s strategies in India

HP’s execution of large education deals in the state government of Tamil Nadu ensured 82.1% quarter-on-quarter growth. HP was equally supported with the growth in consumer business. Price competitiveness and well spread partner coverage across the country is HP’s key strength. The launch of Bing SKU and the first mover advantage aided HP’s growth.

HP laptop

Dell recorded substantial growth owing to its recent channel realignment, improved management of its partners, investment on quality resources and the addition of new partners both in SMB and enterprise business. Their participation in DGS&D aided their commercial business incrementally, said IDC.

Lenovo made a recovery in Q2 after initial concerns around inventory fillings and channel engagement measures. Growing focus on mid market accounts and expanding coverage are likely to boost the Chinese PC vendor’s growth in the commercial segment in the coming months.

IDC said the overall India PC shipments dipped 27.8 percent year-on-year and rose 23.6 percent quarter-on-quarter to 2.55 million units in Q2 2014.

The market remained upbeat buoyed by business purchases, as well as channel intake of low priced PCs at the end of the quarter, said IDC.

The commercial PC segment posted 1.38 million units.

The consumer PC market recorded 1.16 million units,

Anand B


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