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Global PC Prices fall by 8 Percent in Q1 2020 despite Growth in demand

Since the world started dealing with a huge distant workforce combined with countless children taking courses online at home throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns, need for PCs jumped in Q1 2020 however the health crisis caused severe flaws in manufacturing and logistical problems, resulting in global PC shipments decreasing more than 8 percent (Year-on-Year) from the first quarter this season – the biggest decline since Q1 2016.

From the Q1 (January-March) quarter, sellers delivered 53.7 million desktops, laptops, and workstations, based on market research company Canalys.

“The PC business was promoted by the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown, together with goods flying off the shelves during Q1,” explained Rushabh Joshi, Research Director at Canalys.

“However, the PC market began 2020 using a restricted supply of Intel chips, brought on by a botched transition into 10nm nodes,” he added.

This was exacerbated by mill shutdown in China to get a bigger part in Q1.

Children also wanted their PCs as colleges were shut and classrooms went online.

Back in India, Chromebooks and company laptops began disappearing from the shelves before the 21-day lockdown was declared by March midnight, as millions of Indians throughout the spectrum started operating from home as corona-positive cases started emerging from several offices in early March.

A Lenovo spokesperson told IANS there has been an uptick in demand for notebooks and other accessories at the social times.

“Inevitably, given the growth in the demand for flexible and remote working from companies around the globe, we’ve observed a rise in demand for notebooks and encouraging accessories,” stated the spokesperson.

Industry insiders advised that HP Inc has also seen a massive demand and its work-from-home goods were sold out from the nation.

On the other hand, the PC, print and notebook majors are currently confronting the source issue as retail outlets are closed, online platforms promoting essential items like markets while demand is coming from all of the quarters.

By Ishan Dutt, in Q2, few companies will be spending on technologies to their own offices, although many houses will have been recently equipped.

“A worldwide recession has started — companies will go bankrupt, and will countless newly jobless. Even governments and huge corporations might need to prioritize spending ” Dutt said in a statement.

In Q1 2016, the worldwide PC shipments dropped 12 percent that was its main decrease.