Sales of both desktops and laptops were down sequentially owing to the “seasonality factor” for the 3 month period between October- December 2009:  of the total number of units shipped, 1.27 million were desktop PCs, a growth of 14.6 percent YoY but down 12.8 percent QoQ.

Though the number of notebook computers has fallen 5.2 percent sequentially to 0.69 million notebooks, sales are up 52.8 percent YoY. 1.97 million PCs were shipped in the three month period – October to December 2009 – in India, a growth of 25.7 percent YoY, according to the latest report by IDC.

The IDC report also states that there was a growth of 57 percent YoY in notebook PC shipments to the large business (500-900 employees) and very large business (1000 or more employees) segments.

Dell #1 Notebook Vendor

In the notebook segment, Dell has taken the lead for the first time in the year with 26.3 percent market share. According to Sumanta Mukherjee, Lead PC analyst, IDC India, it was the consistent marketing effort, wide product range, appealing aesthetics and branding that helped Dell achieve this. The new designer range is sure attractive. And have you seen the new Dell commercial (on Youtube) which features the classic song by The Chordettes ‘Lollipop’?

Courtesy Dell Inc.

Hewlett-Packard has a market share of 16.2 percent in the notebooks and desktops combined market, followed by Dell and Acer with 13.6 percent and 10.4 percent respectively. HP leads the desktop market with a share of 11.6 percent followed by HCL and Acer.

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