A total of 4.5 million PCs were shipped during the quarter, making it India’s biggest-ever single quarter. The Notebook PCs continue to dominate the overall category with more than 80% share. The enterprise and consumer demand made the category reach over 3 million units. On the other hand, the desktop segment also maintained upward momentum and it grew by 30.5% in the third quarter.
The commercial segment also witnessed healthy shipment growth of 47.6% YoY in 3Q21. Vendors had large backlog orders from enterprises and SMB clients from the last few quarters.
Top 5 companies in the India PC market
HP maintained its lead in the overall PC category as it reported the third consecutive quarter with over a million shipments in the country. It led both commercial and consumer segments with a 28.5% share in the overall PC category. The second position was retained by Dell with a 23.8% share in the overall PC category. It also overtook Lenovo in the consumer segment to take second place with a share of 19.2% in 3Q21.
The third position was captured by Lenovo with an overall share of 18.6% in 3Q21. Its shipments grew 19% YoY in the commercial segment on account of a strong performance in the SMB and enterprise segments. Acer and Asus occupied the fourth and fifth positions respectively. Acer captured an 8.6% market share in 3Q21, while Asus grabbed a share of 8.5% in 3Q21.
Commenting on the outlook for upcoming quarters, Jaipal Singh, Research Manager, Client Devices, IDC India, said, “After five straight quarters of annual growth, the consumer market is hinting demand softening as schools and colleges resume their physical classes. Brands have prioritized margins in last few quarters, however, to boost the penetration further, brands need to initiate new programs around affordability, awareness, and education to utilize the stimulus that pandemic has given to digital learning to plan their long-term growth.”