The conventional PC market in India inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations grew by 27.0 per cent year-over-year (YoY) in Q4 2020, in response to new knowledge from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker.
Traditional PC shipments in Q4 2020 (Oct-Dec) amounted to 2.9 million.
The growth of the PC market was led by notebooks with pocket book shipments rising 62.1 per cent YoY, contributing greater than three-fourths of whole shipments.
“The growth driver continues to be the demand from e-learning and distant working, resulting in a 74.1 per cent and 14.1 per cent annual growth in the buyer and enterprise segments, respectively,” as per the IDC report.
Overall, 2020 ended as the largest yr for notebooks with 7.9-million-unit shipments in the course of the yr.
“Had the business not been challenged by the element shortages, pocket book shipments may have been a lot larger in the course of the yr,” IDC mentioned.
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On the opposite, desktop shipments declined 33.2 per cent in 2020 “as firms decreased their spending on mounted computing units and most popular cellular units to handle their operations remotely.” This led to a 6.4 per cent decline for the general PC market in the course of the yr.
“The large demand in the buyer phase pushed by on-line studying led the distinctive efficiency of notebooks. Likewise, gaming pocket book PCs have been one of many fastest-growing classes, additional proof of the rising significance of gaming in the nation,” mentioned Bharath Shenoy, Market Analyst, PC Devices, IDC India.
“The market noticed demand throughout the value bands and concluded the largest fourth-quarter shipments for notebooks in India. However, the extreme provide challenges for entry-level CPUs and panels restricted the growth, as provide stays a lot decrease than the present demand in the nation,” added Shenoy.
As for the highest gamers in the market, Dell Technologies overtook HP in Q4 as the highest participant with a 27.5 per cent market share as its shipments grew 57.1 per cent YoY. It additionally led the industrial phase with a share of 32.7 per cent. HP had a market share of 26.7 per cent in Q4. It, nevertheless, remained the highest participant for the complete yr of 2020 whereas sustaining its lead in the buyer phase
HP was adopted by Lenovo, Acer, and Asus with an 18.4 per cent, 8.5 per cent and 6.4 per cent market share, respectively in Q4 2020.
“2021 will give one other alternative to the distributors to leverage the missed prospects because of provide constraints in 2020. So far, shopper demand doesn’t appear to be abating anytime quickly, and enterprises additionally proceed to position recent orders,” Jaipal Singh, Associate Research Manager, Client Devices, IDC India mentioned.
“Additionally, many authorities schooling offers are beneath dialogue which might set a sturdy basis for 2021. However, if the present provide challenges proceed for some extra months, it will possibly offset the continued demand to some extent. Availability of the units is not going to solely be crucial for the class growth however will play an necessary function in the enlargement of the market in the nation,” added Singh.