The PC Market Is Struggling with Component Shortage at the Worst Possible Time
Microsoft launched Windows 11 earlier this month, and the company says the best way to experience the power of the new operating system is to buy a new PC that has been fully developed with this release in mind.
In other words, new hardware optimized for Windows 11 is the best choice in this regard, though according to a report from IDC, the PC market itself is still struggling with component shortage.
The market research firm says the traditional PC market reached 86.7 million units in the third quarter of the year, and while this represents an increase of 3.9 percent from the same quarter a year ago, the tight supply remains a big problem for most companies out there.
“Bottlenecked supply chains and ongoing logistic challenges led the U.S. PC market into its first quarter of annual shipment decline since the beginning of the pandemic,” said Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst, Devices and Di… (read more)