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Acer remains India's No. 4 vendor of PCs in Q1

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's Acer Inc. (宏碁) remained the fourth-biggest personal computer maker in India in the first quarter amid poor end-user demand in the South Asian market, according to tech research firm International Data Corp. (IDC).

A total of 2.03 million PCs were shipped in India in the first quarter of 2014, representing a year-on-year decline of 25.2 percent, IDC said in a May 26 report.

Acer took a 10.9-percent share of the Indian PC market during the quarter, behind Dell Inc.'s 23.1 percent, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s 20.4 percent and Lenovo Group Ltd.'s 14.9 percent, the report said.

The commercial PC segment in India recorded shipments of 1.02 million units in the January-March period, while consumer PC shipments totaled 1.01 million units, IDC data showed.

“The overall commercial PC market showed the first signs of improvement over the last nine, 10 months as investment activities have improved in the banking and government verticals,” said Kiran Kumar, a research manager of client devices at IDC India.

On the other hand, sentiment in the consumer PC segment plummeted further due to high inflation and soaring prices owing to rupee fluctuations, Kumar said, adding that concerns over the economy also remained a key drag in the first quarter.

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