HP snags top spot in Indian PC market

HP has issued a boastful press release that claims it is top of the pack for PC sales in the booming Indian market.

Using the latest regional IDC data, HP declared that it has 16.5 percent of the India market in Q4 2012, regaining the top spot with share growth of 3.5 percent year on year.

The company said the top spot was thanks to strong sales and marketing, as well as “good mind-share among consumers”.

Portable computers, HP said, still have strong traction in PC market segments despite the weaker picture overall.

HP pointed to its latest HP Envy x2, which doubles as a tablet, as well as a scheme in partnership with Universal Music India to launch HP Connected Music, a content service for that market.

HP, the company said, sold two PCs every second throughout 2012 globally – 32 million shipped per week. 

Arch HPer Meg Whitman, who has been embarking on restructuring efforts to save the company’s bottom line, recently claimed at its channel partner conference that the firm is on the mend