Bangalore: Shipments of Personal Computers (PCs) in India is expected to increase by 24.7% in 2011, to total 13.2 million units. Research firm Gartner said that while desktops will grow by 5 % to reach 7.2 million units, laptops will grow 61% to 5.9 million units, year on year.
Computer vendors were seeing an increasing demand from smaller cities in India, where PC penetration has grown considerably. Rising income and declining PC prices are contributing to this growth.
Gartner estimates that about 35% of the vendors revenues today comes from Tier III and Tier IV cities, which is expected to grow to 50% by the end of 2013.
“There is an increased aspiration to own a PC in India. The younger generation is contributing to the large scale adoption of PCs in India in a significant way,” Gartner Principal Research Analyst Vishal Tripathi said.