India’s PC market size – which includes desktops, notebooks and workstations – fell 11.7 percent in Q3 2022 (July-September) to 3.9 million units – after eight consecutive quarters of growth, according to an IDC report.
All segments fell except government, which grew 91.5 percent as government orders materialized, resulting in strong growth for the third consecutive quarter.
Desktop business grew by 23.4 percent. Workstation business rose 17.6 percent. The notebook business declined by 19.5 percent. Demand for notebooks has shifted across segments, forcing vendors to clear inventory.
The consumer PC business shipped 2.1 million units (–10.9 percent) and online sales helped build momentum at the end of September.
The commercial PC business fell 12.5 percent due to a delay in enterprise orders as well as muted SME sentiment.
Demand for premium notebooks (>US$1,000) declined by 28.5 percent in the commercial segment. Demand for premium consumer notebooks increased by 9.8 percent.
Apple’s strong performance and good traction for ASUS gaming notebooks were the main drivers.
HP shipped more than 940,000 units to lead the 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 percent 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 PC segment as it decided to stay away from online sales. But Dell stood at a close second behind HP in the commercial segment with a share of 25.3 percent.
Acer Group, which has a 10.9 percent share, saw strong traction in the commercial segment as it grew by 28.2 percent there. Acer led the commercial desktop category with a 31.3 percent share, driven by the fulfillment of several enterprise and government orders as well as good traction in the GeM (Government eMarketplace) space for its commercial desktops.
ASUS has increased its share to 9.9 percent from 8.5 percent in 3Q21. ASUS ranked third in the consumer segment with a share of 18.2 percent, slightly behind Lenovo. In the consumer notebook category, ASUS managed to hold the second position behind HP and ahead of Lenovo with a share of 20.6 percent.