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Pandemic Demand Buoys PC, Chromebook Vendors

August 31, 2020

Inventory shortages, order backlogs persist as demand outstrips vendor capacity

While the COVID-19 pandemic keeps the world awash in bad news, PC vendors are experiencing an unexpected boost in sales as demand for PCs and Chromebooks surge as a result of more professionals working from home and students settling into a remote-learning paradigm.

While the demand is good news for PC vendors and partners, customers are experiencing the downside of inventory shortages and fulfillment delays, which is particularly problematic for the start of the school year.