Will CPU Prices Go Down?

It is hard to predict future events, but there are some signs that the price of CPUs may decrease in the near future.

Demand for computers overall has decreased substantially since 2004, which brings down the need for processors – so manufacturers may be inclined to produce them at a lower cost. The GDP of China dropped by 7% in 2009, which was tough on companies like Intel who sell lots of goods there. Intel was able to maintain its sales because it wanted PCs sold within China. If they were able to continue exporting to China from other countries, it would have been much worse for them financially. The European market hit a 17% decline in sales during 2010 and continued its downward trend through 2011.

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