Led by growth in the mobile PC market
The combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India totalled nearly 2.5 million units in the second quarter of 2011, a 2.5% increase over the second quarter of 2010, according to Gartner.
The growth was primarily driven by the mobile PC market which grew 17% in the second quarter of this year.
Further, economic factors such as rising interest rates and high inflation costs resulted in slower consumer demand have also contributed to the growth.
All the major multinational PC vendors, with the exception of HP, experienced double-digit growth in PC shipments in the second quarter of 2011.
Multinational brands contributed more than 50% of the total PC shipments in the second quarter of 2011 with shipments from Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo, the top four vendors, representing 50.4% percent of the market.
Local vendor HCL accounted for 6.6% of PC shipments in the second quarter of 2011.
Acer dethroned HP from the second position in the market due to its strong commercial business with a 12% market share, and Dell held to its top position with a 17% percent market share.