GST will spur demand for PCs in India, says HP

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Electronics major HP India today said it expects demand for computers in India to pick up after the roll out of the new GST tax regime from next month, driven by small and medium businesses.

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HP India Senior Director (Personal Systems) Ketan Patel told PTI that India is going through the transition and ensuring that HP and their channel partners are prepared for the new GST regime. He added that with tax slab set at 18 per cent under GST, pricing of notebooks will not be impacted for buyers as the prevailing rates are about the same.

According to research firm IDC, the PC market in India grew by 8.5 per cent to 2.16 million units in the January- March 2017 quarter from the year-ago period. Of this, the consumer PC segment accounted for 1.05 million units. HP India led the overall market with 29.5 per cent share, followed by Dell (22.5 per cent), Lenovo (17.7 per cent) and Acer (14.5 per cent).

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HP India today launched three new convertible notebook models under Pavillion x360 Spectre x360 range available for Rs 40,290 onwards, aimed at students and designing professionals.

By Baishakhi Dutta

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