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India PC sales jump 30% in 2010: report

India PC sales jump 30% in 2010: report
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First Published: Wed, Feb 16 2011. 07 07 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Feb 16 2011. 07 08 PM IST
Mumbai: Sales of personal computers in India rose 30% in 2010, the highest in four years, as consumer and commercial demand strenghtened after two years of negative growth, research firm IDC said on Wednesday.
Sales of personal computers in Oct-Dec grew by 2.49 million units, a 26% jump compared with the previous year.
“2010 has been an impressive year of recovery for the India PC market after a dismal 2009,” said Sumanta Mukherjee, lead PC analyst at IDC India.
“While consumers have been the main architects of this recovery, it has been ably supported by renewed buying sentiment displayed by the SMB and government segments,” he added.
Sales of desktop computers, which accounted for about 58% of the total PC sales during Oct-Dec, rose 14% to 1.27 million units.
Notebook computer sales surged 49% to 700,000 units.
Hewlett-Packard regained its market leadership after two quarters with a share of 17.3% in terms of sales. Dell Inc grabbed the second spot with a share of 14.2%, while Taiwan’s Acer came in third with 11.5%.
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First Published: Wed, Feb 16 2011. 07 07 PM IST