1,000 PCs shipped every hour during Jan-Mar '08: IDC

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Bangalore, Jun 8 (UNI) As many as 1,000 personal computers (PCs) were shipped every hour between January and March 2008, according to an IDC survey.

During the period, computer shipments were more than 2.1 million against 1.9 million PCs shipped during the corresponding period last year, said the survey report which was made available to the UNI here today.

The report on the domestic PC market across India found shipments of commercial PCs at 5.55 million was much higher than 2.71 million consumer PCs rpt consumer PCs during the year.

Of the 2.03 million notebooks shipped during the year, nearly two-thirds (1.34 million) were commercial notebooks.

The IDC also found a majority individuals bought 'whitebox' PCs, (PCs assembled by small independent shops rather than the larger brands available).

However, on the commercial side, most of the buyers chose branded ones.

Based on IDC's surveys across the Asia Pacific region, IDC Asia-Pacific, Personal Systems Research Director, Bryan Ma said ''a larger market provides increased opportunity for growth, including the consumer and SMB sectors.

''Vendors who are able to cater to the specific needs of these users could stand to gain,'' Mr Bryan said.

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