Pandemic-related supply issues send US PC market into decline

It could be harder to get a new PC this holiday season, as supply chain issues continue hindering the market. Numbers shared by analysts today show that component shortages related to the COVID-19 pandemic are still very much affecting PC supply, as well as demand.

“The shortfall in supply of PCs is expected to last well into 2022, with the holiday season of this year set to see a significant portion of orders not met,” Ishan Dutt, senior analyst at Canalys, said in a statement. 

The biggest thing slowing the growth of desktop, laptop and workstation shipments right now is disruption to the global supply chain and logistics network, Dutt said. Manufacturers are dealing with restrictions and even lockdowns, especially in Asia. This is all leading to backlogs for PC-makers and their partners.

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