Lenovo retains pole position in India PC market in Q3

India’s PC market shipped 3.1 million units, rising 15.8 percent year-on-year in Q3, according to IDC. The key growth driver was the second phase of shipment to the Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) under its ongoing initiative of free distribution of laptops in the state. The coming end of life of Windows 7 in early 2020 also contributed to the growth as corporate and enterprise users accelerated their upgrades to Windows 10.Lenovo retained its lead with 28.5 percent market share, growing a remarkable 55.4 percent on the back of the ELCOT deal and a few large BFSI deals.

“Strong demand from the start-up ecosystem, BFSI segment, and very large enterprises, along with the Tamil Nadu education deal, helped the commercial segment provide much-needed growth to the Indian PC market,” said Bharath Shenoy, PC Market Analyst of IDC India.

HP Inc kept its second spot with 26.4 percent market share, up 9.9 percent from the previous quarter.  Dell, Acer and ASUS rounded up the top 5 PC vendors.