Hewlett-Packard is India’s No.1 PC brand with a 16.5% market share in Q4 2012. This is as per the latest data released by IDC, a leading provider of global IT research and advice. HP has regained the overall top position in Q4 2012 with a market share gain of 3.5% on a year-on-year basis.
Vinay Awasthi, Senior Director – Product Category, PPS, Hewlett-Packard India said, “HP’s position as No. 1 yet again is a testament to the trust that our customers place in HP’s innovation, rich product portfolio and an unmatched support infrastructure. We take this opportunity to reconfirm our commitment to continue elevating their experiences by offering the very best in notebooks and desktops, backed by the HP’s support promise. We are also confident that 2013 will be a successful year for us and we will live up to our customers’ expectations to come up with most innovative products”.
HP Printing and Personal Systems (PPS) Group offers desktop and notebook personal computers, workstations, handheld computers, inkjet and laser printing systems, calculators, software, and accessories. Globally, HP shipped 62 million PCs per week or 2 PCs every second, last year. HP’s success has been driven by a history of innovation and technological leadership as well as an established record of industry- leading profitability.
Mr. Venu Reddy, Research Director, IDC said, “HP has moved into #1 place in CY Q4 2012 (Oct-Dec 2012) driven by strong sales/marketing campaigns and good mind-share among consumers. This momentum was driven by the fact that portable computers continue to gain in dominance among the PC market segments despite weaker overall PC marketplace.”
HP in December 2012 its first ultrathin hybrid PC, HP ENVY X2, which offers advantages of two devices in one, along with a new portfolio of touch-enabled Ultrabook™, notebooks and All-in-One PCs. HP ENVY x2 is a notebook that doubles as a tablet; it has a detachable screen that becomes a full tablet when separated from the keyboard via a seamless magnetic latch.
In January this year, HP joined forces with entertainment giants Universal Music India and Hungama.com tolaunch HP Connected Music, a ground breaking and seamless service that gives Indian consumers immense choice and access to global and regional digital music and content. This unique subscription-based music service provides unlimited rental downloadable music free of charge for one year. This brand new service is available on selected HP notebooks with the embedded Windows 8 launcher.