India’s traditional PC market, including desktops, notebooks, and workstations, declined by 11.7 percent year-on-year (YoY) in Q32022 (July-September) after eight consecutive quarters of growth despite strong shipments of 3.9 million units. All segments declined except government, which grew 91.5 percent YoY as government orders materialized, resulting in strong growth for the third consecutive quarter. While the desktop and workstation categories grew by 23.4 percent and 17.6 percent YoY respectively, the notebook category declined by 19.5 percent YoY. Demand for notebooks has softened across segments, forcing sellers to clear inventory, a new report claimed Thursday. Also Read – Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED with 17.3-inch display and Intel Core i7 12th Gen CPU launched in India
According to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Quarterly Computer Device Tracker worldwide, the consumer sector shipped 2.1 million units with online sales helping to pick up momentum at the end of September. However, that was not enough to prevent a 10.9 percent YoY decline. Similarly, the commercial sector was impacted by a delay in enterprise orders as well as muted SME sentiment, resulting in a 12.5 percent decline YoY. Also Read – Lenovo Tab P11 Pro launches second-gen in India: Check price, specifications, availability
While demand for premium notebooks (>US$1,000) declined sharply by 28.5 percent YoY in the commercial segment, premium consumer notebooks grew by 9.8 percent YoY. Apple’s strong performance and good traction for ASUS gaming notebooks were the main drivers. Also read – Google launches three Chromebooks dedicated to cloud gaming: Check price, specs, features
Top 5 Company Highlights: 3Q22
HP shipped more than 940,000 units and continued to dominate the overall PC market with a 23.9 percent share in 3Q22. Its consumer share fell to 22.1 percent and commercial share fell to 25.9% as it focused on inventory corrections, but it continued to lead both segments.
Lenovo overtook Dell for second place with a strong showing in the consumer segment as it continued to hold second place with an 18.8 percent share thanks to online sales. In the easing quarter of SME supply, Lenovo led the segment with a share of 32 percent.
Dell Technologies slipped to third place as it lost momentum in the consumer segment as it decided to stay away from online sales. But it stood at a close second behind HP in the commercial segment with a share of 25.3 percent, where it was still a good draw.
Acer Group continued to hold the fourth position with a share of 10.9 percent. Acer saw strong traction in the commercial segment as it grew 28.2 percent YoY there.
ASUS maintained the fifth position with a 9.9 percent share, significantly higher than the 8.5 percent share it had in 3Q21. The vendor was third in the consumer segment with a share of 18.2 percent, slightly behind Lenovo.