Mumbai: Information technology corporation Dell has overhauled arch-rival Hewlett-Packard (HP) as the top seller of personal computers (PCs) in India for the first time. For Dell this is a significant achievement as HP was leading the PC market share for the past six years.
Dell carved out a market share of 15.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2010 ahead of HP's share of 14.3 per cent. Also for the first time, Dell overhauled HP in notebook sales cornering a market share of 26.3 per cent for the fourth quarter of 2009.
After slipping in the first quarter Dell also overhauled HP in notebook sales in the second quarter of 2010 with a market share of 29.2 per cent. Acer took the third spot behind HP.
According to IDC's PC Tracker the overall PC market in India grew 34 per cent year-on-year for the quarter ended June.
PCs include desktops and notebooks.
While desktop PC sales posted a 24 per cent increase year-on-year accounting for nearly two-thirds of total PC sales at 1.56 million units, sales of notebook computers grew 61 per cent year-on-year with 0.8 million pieces.
According to IDC India researchers the sequential growth of six per cent in overall India PC shipments in the second quarter of 2010 points to continuing economic revival,
They also said that timely rollout of 3G services in the country would also positively impact PC market fortunes in the first half of 2011, especially in the mini-notebook PC and notebook PC segments.