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Laptop sales in FY06 up by 144 per cent

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, June 29: Over five million Personal Computers were sold in India with the PC market showing a growth of 32 per cent in 2005-06, even as the notebooks, popularly known as the laptops, registered an impressive growth of 144 per cent.

An industry performance report by the Manufacturers Association of Information Technology (MAIT) retoday said the PC market would remain as robust in 2006-07 as in the previous year with the numbers expected to cross six million.

''If the economy is doing well, automatically, the domestic market will see a boom,'' MAIT Executive Director Vinie Mehta told reporters here.

Significantly, desktops sales registered an annual growth rate of 27 per cent.

Nearly 33 per cent of the total PCs were purchased in the four metros, while smaller towns accounted for 54 per cent this year.

The sales of modems is dropped by 25 per cent while sales of networking interface cards grew by 102 per cent, the study said.


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