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Govt orders boost PC sales

Calcutta, Nov. 25: A spurt in government orders has resulted in a 7.9 per cent growth in the domestic personal computer market at 3.2 million units in the third quarter of 2013, research firm Gartner has said.

In terms of shipments, HP led the pack with an estimated market share of 32.5 per cent, followed by Lenovo at 13.7 per cent and Dell at 11.8 per cent.

During the same period last year, the market share of HP stood at 15.5 per cent and Lenovo at 17 per cent.

“Consumers accounted for 40 per cent of the total PC sales in the third quarter of 2013 compared with 47 per cent in the third quarter of 2012. This emphasises the fact that despite the festive season and the availability of various end user schemes on PCs, the market was impacted by high inflation and global economic uncertainty,” said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner.

Sales of assembled computers, which constituted 40 per cent of total desktop sales last year, fell 26 per cent.

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