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Post-elections, biz confidence pushes up PC sales by 5.8%: IDC

Helped by improved business sentiment after general elections, PC shipments in the country grew by 5.8 percent to about 2.67 million units during the quarter ended September 30, compared to the previous three months, research firm IDC said.

India, China boost consumer PC sales in APAC by 8%: IDC

Lenovo retained the top spot with high sequential double-digit growth in most of the markets in the region including China and India. It had a 27.4 percent share in the reported quarter.

PC sales plunge 20.6% in Q1 on poor govt orders: Gartner

The first quarter of 2014 has started a poor note for the domestic PC market- both desk as well as mobile based computers- as sales plunged 20.6 percent to 1.9 million units over the same period last year.

Windows XP end-of-support boosting PC demand: Citi

Microsoft's decision to end its support to the decade-plus-old Windows XP operating system is reportedly driving up sales of PC in the US and other mature markets, a new report by Citi has revealed.

India PC mkt grew 4.8% in 2013 but 2014 looks grim: IDC

Amid a slack in demand due to weak economic growth, PC sales in India grew by 4.8 percent annually last year to 11.5 million units on the back of special projects by various state governments, research firm IDC said Tuesday.

2014 to be challenging for PC sales: IDC

PC sales are expected to face yet another challenging year during 2014 because of pressures from devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as spill-over of economic and political uncertainties of last year, research firm IDC said.

PC sales likely to get boost in Q3 of 2014

A huge order for base components of Personal Computers has indicated that PC sales might get a boost in the third quarter of 2014.

Currency volatility in India brings down PC shipments in APAC

PC shipments in Asia Pacific (APAC) fell by over 11 percent to 28.1 million units in the July-September quarter this year due to currency volatilities, especially in India and Indonesia, research firm Gartner said.

Phablets will start eating into tablet sales over 12-18 months

Phablets, which are smartphones with larger screens, will start to cannibalise into the market share of tablets over the next 12-18 months, research firm IDC said.

PC sales may remain muted in Jul-Sept: IDC

However, it projected that consumer PC sales may light-up in the same period helped by the upcoming festive season.

PC market grew only 5% in 2012-13: MAIT

“The overall IT hardware industry scenario seems to be on a conservative side with most of the markets posting either a muted growth or decline. The year 2012-13 has been the year for tablet PC with consumers preferring tablet over PC as their replacement.

Uncertainty in India, China affecting Asia/Pacific PC mkt: IDC

Asia Pacific PC market reported tepid sales in April-June 2013 due to a slowing economy in China pulling the entire region down despite growth in India that saw shipments for a large education notebook project.

Smartphones, tablets take heavy toll on PC sales

Global PC shipments went below 80 million units for the first time since the second quarter of 2009.

`Tablets to outsell PCs for the first time ever in 2013`

Sales of tablets are expected to outsell desktop computers for the first time this year, a report has said.

PC shipments to decline for second year running

According to IDC’s latest report, the market is poised for a second consecutive year of downslide with limited initial traction from Windows 8 as well as continued pressure from tablets.