I think it's the worlds saddest song played by the tiniest microprocessors called Intel..
Intel is greedy, DRAM companies conspired to keep dram prices high for quite a decade (and the density remained btw 2 & 32gb, wtf ?!?).. heck, even game companies have CANCELLED games being made on PC's becuase there aren't enough customers willing to upgrade to 4k direct-x 12 video cards... how's that for high price backlash?!? 65% of that blame is AMD related with their $300 to $600 video cards, PFFT!
4k video is not ready for prime time as a PC/interactive montior.. the refresh rates on smaller less expensive screensare horrible. You needed to pay $600+ on a 50" set to get 120 - 240 refresh rates and <8ms response lag.. that's not a big market.
While I agree windows 10 has some effect on people not upgrading.. its more about what they are upgrading to (if at all)... and that is the cheapest cost equipment that will get the job done.Â You will see a glut of high end equipment ROT on retail shelves.. it may get to the point where they will just order display models and you'll have to special order it and wait.. retailers can't afford to take a loss the way they used to.. People are trying to figure out how to live on much lower incomes. It was bound to happen that an electronics recession was coming-- starting with the high end stuff.
BTW, some laptop deals were to be had on the low end.. but limited quantity... anything with decent specs popped to ~$500+ when prices for the higher specs SHOULD have been coming down, they ended up putting tablet quality processers in the low end laptops and jacking up the prices while hoping peole wouldn't notice (intel celeron N processors.. a 20 year old technology albeit consuming less power & on a physically smaller processor footprint)...