HP to dominate Indian PC market in Q3 2021, notebooks dominant: IDC

HP maintained its lead in the overall PC category with over one million shipments in the Indian market in the third quarter of 2021, reports IDC. Notebooks continued to dominate the overall PC segment in India with over 80 per cent share. The report said enterprise and consumer demand helped the notebook category reach over 3 million units for the first time, and the desktop category also continued its upward momentum as it grew 30.5 percent in the third quarter of 2021 Hui. IDC says a total of 4.5 million PCs were shipped during the quarter, making it India’s biggest single quarter ever.

As per the IDC report, there were 3.6 million shipments in the notebook segment in the third quarter of 2021. In comparison, the desktop segment saw only 0.73 million shipments, and the workstation segment saw only 90,000 shipments in the third quarter. As mentioned, HP maintained its lead in the overall PC category with 1.26 million shipments. It led both the commercial and consumer segments with a 28.5 per cent share in the overall PC category, while it reportedly maintained over 30 per cent share in the commercial segment for the third straight quarter. HP’s share in the consumer segment fell to 25.3 per cent, despite consumer shipments growing at 22.5 per cent in Q3 2021.

IDC says that while managing 10.5 million shipments in India, Dell retained the second position with a 23.8 percent share in the overall PC category. It reportedly overtook Lenovo in the consumer segment to finish second with a share of 19.2 percent. Lenovo came in third in the third quarter with 0.83 million shipments and an overall share of 18.6 percent. Its shipments in the commercial segment grew by 19 per cent, driven by strong performance in the SMB and enterprise segments. However, IDC reports that Lenovo’s consumer segment saw a modest 3.4 percent year-on-year growth during the quarter.

Acer and Asus took the last two spots in the top 5 list of India’s Q3 PC shipments with 0.38 million and 0.37 million shipments respectively. Acer reportedly had a market share of 8.6 percent while Asus was behind with 8.5 percent market share. IDC claims that Acer also posted its biggest quarter ever as it shipped 381,000 PCs in the third quarter. Asus reportedly shipped over 300,000 PCs for the first time in the country.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360. His reporting expertise includes smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the tech industry as a whole. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be contacted on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. more

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