HP Inc. shipped over 1.4 million units and continued to lead the overall PC market with a share of 33.8% in 1Q22
India’s traditional PC market has seen shipments over 4.3 million units with a YoY growth of 37.7%, according to a report by IDC. This is inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations.
While the notebook category, continued to be the volume driver with 3.1 million units, the desktop category saw more than a million units for the first time since 3Q 2014. A recovery in the government segment continued consumer demand, and a channel inventory push from the vendors helped the market to remain upbeat.
The demand for PCs continued to stay strong across segments as people continued to procure PCs for remote learning and working. With the financial year-end in Q1 (Jan-Mar), the government segment witnessed significant recovery.
Enterprise and SME buying remained upbeat and grew 47.2% and 31.7% YoY respectively. While online channels had a share of 13.4% and witnessed YoY growth of 17.5%, offline channels witnessed the bigger spike as they grew by 41.4% YoY.
HP Inc. shipped over 1.4 million units and continued to lead the overall PC market with a share of 33.8% in 1Q22. The vendor had its biggest ever consumer quarter in 1Q22, shipping close to 650k units with a share of 33.2%. It also had a strong commercial quarter with a share of 34.3%.
Dell Technologies secured a distant second position with a 19.4% share and 22.6% YoY growth in 1Q22. The vendor was second in the enterprise segment with a share of 31.5%, driven by strong momentum from its global accounts.
Lenovo continued to hold its third position behind Dell in 1Q22 with a share of 17.6%.
Acer Group retained the fourth position with a 9.8% market share in 1Q22. Driven by strong demand for commercial desktops, the vendor grew 75% YoY. ASUS maintained the fifth position with a share of 6.2% in 1Q22 as it grew by a healthy 58.6%.
“The consumer segment stayed positive as it witnessed an impressive 27.9% YoY growth. While e-tail channels experienced good traction, the relaxation of COVID-19 related restrictions led to a surge in retail footfall as an increased number of people started buying PCs from offline stores, thereby leading to a strong consumer quarter,” said Bharath Shenoy, Senior Market Analyst, PC Devices, IDC India.