Fewer PCs are being sold thanks to higher component prices

A strong dollar and increasing component prices have caused worldwide PC vendor unit shipment to drop by 2.4% in the first quarter of the year.

Sustained demand in the business market couldn’t outweigh an upward pricing pressure combined with lower global consumer demand.

The price of memory has increased by 100%  since last year and solid state drives are currently in short supply due partly to the increase in demand for high-end smartphones.

The increase in price is likely to continue for the whole year, which could put off consumers looking to upgrade their PCs and force businesses to delay theirs.

Lenovo is still ahead of HP and Dell on the manufact…
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