Mumbai, Nov 28 (IBNS) The combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India totalled nearly 2.9 million units in the third quarter of 2012, a 5.9 per cent decrease over the third quarter of 2011, according to leading information technology research and advisory company Gartner, Inc.
"Consumers accounted for 47 percent of total PC sales in the third quarter of 2012 compared to 55 percent in the third quarter of 2011," said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner.
"This emphasises the fact that despite the festive season and availability of various end user schemes on PCs, the market was impacted by high inflation, global economic uncertainty and limited share of wallet as consumers preferred to spend on other consumer durables."
White boxes (including parallel import), which accounted for 47 percent of the overall desktop market, declined 35 percent in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year.
Mobile PCs, with a 23 percent year on year increase, helped drive overall market growth.