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TN’s free laptop scheme helps growth in PC market

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In June this year, Lenovo had won a contract from Elcot for supply of around 15.7 lakh laptops

The commercial segment of traditional PC market inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations grew 39% year-over-year (YoY) growth, as vendors shipped a total of 1.7 million units in the third quarter (July-Septmber 2019).

This was mainly driven by the second phase of shipments to the Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd. (ELCOT) under its ongoing initiative of free distribution of laptops, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). In June this year, Lenovo had won a contract from Elcot for supply of around 15.7 lakh laptops.

Even outside of the ELCOT deal, the commercial segment grew 15.7% annually, as it witnessed strong traction for both desktops and notebooks, the IDC said.

As a result, the overall traditional PC market inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, shipped 3.1 million units, up 15.8% YoY during the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19).

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