Not only are PC sales falling, the people buying the computers are paying a lot more for them, all thanks to a shortage of components.
Sadly, it's a situation that won t be improving anytime soon.
As reported by IDG News Service, putting an exact figure on the increase is impossible due to the huge number of PC configurations available.
According to Gianfranco Lanci, corporate president and COO at Lenovo, the worldwide shortage of SSDs, DRAM, batteries, and LCDs mean the prices of laptops, desktops, and 2-in-1s are rising.
Component shortages aren't the only thing pushing up PC prices; it s also due to the shrinking market.
With fewer people buying new machines, manufacturers want to get the highest profit margin from each sale.