In a nutshell: The last few years have been an anomaly for the PC industry. The pandemic has forced millions of people to work from home, and many have had to upgrade their computers or buy new machines to get the job done. The boom, along with ongoing Covid restrictions, has led to supply chain issues and component shortages, making it difficult for people to buy certain electronic goods. Slowly but surely, things are starting to get back to normal.

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Easing logistics problems and component shortages helped manufacturers deal with backlogs, and many workers have since returned to the office.

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As a result, things are running more smoothly. According to the latest data from Counterpoint reportPC shipments in the second quarter of 2021 were down 4.3% year-over-year to 78.7 million units.

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Lenovo maintained its position as the world’s leading supplier with 18.2 million units shipped. This is almost 9.5% less than in the same period last year. HP came in second with 15.9 million PCs shipped, down 15.4% from last year. Dell and Apple, ranked third and fourth, increased shipments by 1.5% and 7.6%, respectively.

You have probably noticed this normalization in other areas as well. Microsoft’s Xbox series is now more accessible than ever, and the system brought in more money last quarter than any other console. GPUs are also more affordable than they have been lately and are also approaching MSRP.

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