Computer prices dropped in 2022

I am going to do lots renderings this year, and I will need more powerful GPU than Quadro K2000M (part of my 9-year-old ThinkPad W530). One option is buying new laptop. (ThinkPad P15 Gen 2 had big cooling system with plethora of heat pipes, but it throttled to 20% under full load.)

2022 is shaping up to be the best year to buy a new laptop in recent memory… It’s great to see three major CPU makers firing on all cylinders, something I haven’t seen since the aughts. source: 3 reasons 2022 is a great year to buy a new laptop

There has been a massive drop of 30% in PC sales in the first quarter of 2022. source: PC Sales Drop Massively by 30% In Q1 2022

The shortage problems are almost gone, at least for the laptop industry… Notebook sales are thus expected to decline throughout 2022. source: Laptop prices likely to drop as OEMs and ODMs reportedly look to stimulate falling demand with generous discounts - News

If you have the option of using a desktop, I would highly recommend that for rendering. Laptop GPUs have come a long way, but they still operate at a fraction of the wattage of their desktop equivalents. I went from a 960M laptop GPU to a 3080 desktop, and I can tell you it’s life changing for rendering.