The recent IDC report indicated that Lenovo, HP and Dell are the leading PC brands in India during the second quarter of 2019.
Lenovo has 46.2 percent share in India PC market. Lenovo achieved of 283 percent growth mainly backed by ELCOT shipment in the commercial segment. Outside ELCOT, Lenovo fared well in education and BFSI segments. Lenovo India’s share declined 14 percent in the consumer PC market.
HP slipped to second spot with market share of 22.4 percent despite posting strong quarter across consumer as well as commercial segments. HP achieved growth of 5.9 percent in PC market in India. HP registered 17 percent growth in the commercial PC segment due to its increased focus on the SMB segment.
Dell had a relatively weak quarter as its T2/T3 channel partners faced credit issues in India. Dell slipped to the third spot in India PC market with share of 14.2 percent. Dell PC sales fell 10.1 percent. Dell’s consumer business fell 40.4 percent. Dell’s commercial PC business rose 13 percent due to its focus on BFSI and IT/ITES segments.
India PC market
The India PC market recorded 49.2 percent growth by shipping 3.4 million units during the second quarter of 2019, according to IDC.
This growth was mainly due to commercial segment driven by ELCOT education deal fulfilment under which Tamil Nadu Government plans to distribute around 1.5 million laptops to students.
Notebook category grew 81 percent contributing 74.3 percent of the India PC market. This growth is again attributed to the ELCOT deal.
The consumer PC market declined 14 percent. Dell channel partners faced credit issues leading to inventory correction.
The commercial PC market grew 108 percent to 2.43 million units. This growth was driven by a single 1.11 million units ELCOT deal.
Strong performance from the SMB sector and corporates because of Windows 10 refresh coupled with a strong performance from the BFSI sector and increased global refresh orders helped commercial segment stay positive, said Bharath Shenoy, market analyst, PC at IDC India.