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Record sales of laptops in second quarter due to Coronavirus, HP's demand was the most


India saw record notebook sales in Q2, HP led overall PC market

new Delhi. Millions of employees worked from home (work from home) during the nationwide lockdown implemented due to the Corona virus epidemic, which led to the purchase of large number of laptops from various companies in India. Meanwhile, HP captured 32.8 percent market share in the June quarter, leading its total traditional PC market. This has been said in a new IDC report.

Lenovo, with 27.5 percent market share, finished second, surpassing Dell (17.8 percent share) in terms of sales. IDC, which tracks personal computing devices on a quarterly basis globally, said that overall, India's traditional PC market includes desktops, laptops (notebooks) and workstations, which declined by 37.3 percent in the second quarter.

HP's strong performance in the commercial segment was backed by some big wins and helped the company maintain its lead in the overall PC category. In addition, it was the only company in the top five companies with a positive annual growth rate in the commercial segment, as its sales grew 11.8 percent in the second quarter of 2020.

Bharat Shenoy, market analyst, PC Devices at IDC India, said that companies executed most of the large orders in the second quarter of 2020 despite supply and operation challenges in the first half of the quarter. In addition, during this period, many companies assigned their employees to work on laptops, Shenoy said. Among the product categories, desktop PCs were the most affected, with a decline of 46.4 percent. According to Jaipal Singh, Associate Research Manager, Client Devices, IDC India, the PC market is now expected to face challenges due to Kovid-19.

This post was published on August 12, 2020 11:36 am

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