Although 2013 is expected to return to growth, it is projected at less than 1 percent continuing with modest, single-digit growth through 2017. Volume declines will continue in mature markets in 2013 for the third consecutive year of dismal performance. IDC continues to expect slow growth in 2014 and 2015 and contracting volume in the following years.
The PC industry was heavily relying on Windows 8 and the entry of a more varied and less expensive range of ultrathin notebooks in the market to revive demand, but efforts so far have been quite discouraging. A limited supply of touch-enabled Windows 8 models is caused by a lack of touchscreen components, making it appear relatively expensive compared to other available options.
According to the IDC Worldwide Quarter PC Tracker, February 2013, the total shipments for PCs worldwide was worth 148.4 million in 2012 and is estimated to be 141 million in 2017. In emerging markets, total shipments for PCs was worth 205.9 million, will rise to 207.1 million in 2012 and is estimated to be 240 million in 2017. Mature markets had total shipments worth 144.5 million in 2012 which is predicted to be 138.7 million in 2013 and reach 141.8 million by 2017.
HP PCs lead Indian market with 16.5% share in Q4 2012
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has captured 16.5 percent share in Indian PC market in Q4 2012, according to IDC. For global PC shipments in the fourth quarter, HP remained the top vendor but saw shipments edged down 0.6 percent, while China’s Lenovo Group remained at second spot with an 8.2 percent growth.
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