India’s PC market grew 35% in Q3 2004

India’s PC market grew 35% YTY during Q3 2004. HP was the top-selling brand in India with an increased market share of 14.3%, Gartner said. India’s HCL brand came second, followed by IBM, Dell and Acer. 10% of OCs sold in Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, is now in India, Gartner said, adding India is among the fastest growing markets for computers in Asia. India has 12 mln computers and 4.5 mln Internet connections in March 2004. Manufacturers and traders expect to sell about 4.2 mln computers in the current fiscal year ending in March 2005.