After Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, large hardware and software companies began leaving the country to never support a bloody war. According to media reports, the world’s leading PC makers do not officially sell their systems in Russia, leaving many end users to buy components to repair or upgrade existing machines.
In Russia, in the first nine months of 2021, sales of PC components for desktops and laptops are reported to have increased two to four times year-on-year. C-news (opens in new tab)According to data from major retailers such as M.Video-Eldorado and Ozon, Russians buy almost anything they can install themselves, including graphics cards, processors, memory, solid state drives, hard drives, motherboards, and PC chassis. It looks like you’re buying PC parts. , and wild berries.
While formal companies such as Asus and Nvidia stopped shipping products to Russia earlier this year, partners continue to chip motherboards and graphics cards into enemy countries, albeit indirectly, to capitalize on demand. continued. Also, companies such as Lenovo (and local grey-box makers) benefited from Dell and HP’s decision to exit the Russian market.
One interesting thing to note about the sale of computer parts in Russia is that while most of them have become more expensive than before, some parts (graphics cards, SSDs, etc.) No, it’s a little cheaper this year. Some parts are out of stock. In addition, some suppliers have increased their shipments of parts to Russia.
Another important factor regarding the Russian PC market is the significantly longer official report. This may be one of the reasons why people prefer to buy illegally imported components and install them themselves.
Overall, while many high-tech companies have left Russia and no longer sell their products in the country, there are still those that tap into this market. Of course, I don’t know if these companies can meet his country’s needs for PCs and computer components 100%, but it seems that he can buy new hardware domestically, albeit at a high price.