With e-literacy picking up pace in the state, Gujarat's desktop computer demand is showing a robust growth of over 15 per cent as smaller towns open large business prospects for IT hardware companies.
Similarly, laptop demand is seen growing at an attractive 60 per cent growth rate per annum, an industry body informed here in Ahmedabad.
According to industry players, the demand for computers from tier-II and tier-III cities of Gujarat is rising at a faster pace. Kirit Thakkar, president, Ahmedabad Computer Merchants Association (ACMA) informed that the demand from the smaller towns is growing faster, however not much has been tapped so far.
"The demand for personal computer (PC) in Gujarat is growing at around 15 per cent per annum, while that of laptops is more than PCs. Every month more than 20,000 PCs are sold in the state, while laptop sales is seen at around 11,000 per month," says Thakkar.
Thakkar reasoned the robust demand for the computers and IT hardware to vibrant business scenario and rising e-literacy in the far-flung regions.