BANGALORE: Country's personal computer market including desktop and mobile PC, has witnessed a increase of 2.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2011 with the growth of nearly 2.5 million units over the like quarter last year, according to the research firm Gartner.
As per Gartner release, the mobile PC market was the major driver in the growth, recording the increase of 17 per cent year-on-year in second quarter of 2011, despite the economic factors like increasing interest rates and high inflation which lowers consumer demand.
Mr Vishal Tripathi, Gartner Principal Research Analyst, said, “With the recent hike in commodity pricing, such as fuel and food items, the cause of concern continues to exist in the Indian market. However, we expect the market to perform far better in the coming quarter due the festive season, which is considered as auspicious for buying.”
The double-digit growth in PC shipments was experienced by almost all major multinational PC vendors, apart from HP, in the quarter under review.