Lenovo beats HP to become leading PC brand in India

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Lenovo has moved into the number one position in PC shipment in India in the fourth quarter of 2015 – beating HP.

Lenovo, the Chinese PC brand, increased its share due to the state government order execution in the quarter. Lenovo experienced the largest increase in market share in Q4 2015.

PC shipments in India rose 10.6 percent to nearly 2.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, said Gartner.

Consumers accounted for 40 percent of total PC sales in the fourth quarter of 2015, down from 52 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Vishal Tripathi, research director at Gartner, said: “The PC market in India is facing some challenging market dynamics. The enterprise segment might witness some growth going forward due to government and education projects.”

White boxes (including parallel imports), which accounted for 32 percent of the desktop market, declined 6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015. Mobile PCs grew by 27 percent primarily due to state government orders.

India tablet market

Indian tablet market shipments grew 13 percent to 4.4 million in 2015, said CMR. The growth in tablet shipment was due to the purchase by government.

Samsung, Datawind and Micromax took the top 3 leadership positions in 2015. Top 5 brands garnered 66 percent of the market share. 66 brands shipped their tablets in 2015. Apple iPad tablet sales fell 22 percent in units. Android has 92 percent share. Windows rose 1 percent to 3 percent. 4G tablets constituted 7 percent of the total tablets shipped.

Samsung, Datawind and Pantel Technologies took the top 3 leadership positions in Q4 2015. Top 5 brands garnered 81 percent of the market share. 18 brands were selling tablets in Q4. Tablet shipments declined 31 percent quarter on quarter and 21 percent year on year. 4G tablets formed 9 percent.

Baburajan K