Acer and Asus laptop price hikes incoming
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The United Daily News has reported that the Taiwanese electronics companies, Acer and Asus, will soon raise the prices of their laptops and other electrical products. The COVID-19 pandemic that started in 2020 caused an increase of people working from home, which meant a greater market requirement for laptops. This is highlighted in a report by market analysts Canalys that shows worldwide PC shipments in 2020 grew by 11% over 2019, which was all down to the higher demand for laptops as desktop PC shipments actually fell.
Obviously businesses such as Acer and Asus will want to take advantage of the greater demand for their products, so price hikes are reportedly incoming, with the second quarter of this year mentioned as the relevant timeframe. Anyone eyeing up a brand-new Acer Nitro 5 or fancy Asus TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop should consider making a purchase very soon, as the price increases are expected to be from about 5% to 10%, with Q2 2021 almost upon us.
In fact, even users mulling over a laptop purchase from a rival company such as HP, Dell, or Lenovo should also consider buying soon, as it has been opined that it is likely they will follow suit once Acer and Asus have put their prices up. Demand is likely to keep outstripping supply for quite some time yet, as the global semiconductor shortage also has a massive effect on the amount of laptops that these companies can produce.