Malaysian has seen further Movement Control Orders (MCO) and lockdowns in 2021 as a result of a further spike in COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the year. As a part of these measures the government has asked where possible that employees be allowed to work remotely from home.
As well as consumers increasing their use of laptops for work and learning purposes, home seclusion has meant that many people have had to look for different ways to keep themselves entertained in the home. With Malaysia already having an established gaming culture, demand for gaming laptops has continued to rise in 2021.
Concerns over catching COVID-19 coupled with the introduction of further MCOs and lockdowns in 2021 has supported an ongoing shift to e-commerce, with most store-based retailers seeing a drop in footfall. With consumers having become more familiarised with shopping online since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic they are now more likely to shop online for computers and peripherals than ever before.
Malaysia began rolling out its COVID-19 vaccination programme in February 2021 with the hope that this will help it to finally bring the pandemic under control. While it is anticipated that with the vaccine Malaysia will begin on a path to normalisation it is nonetheless expected that many employees will continue to spend at least part of their week working from home.
COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on Malaysia’s economy with many businesses being forced to close while unemployment has risen sharply. Faced with these challenges a growing number of consumers are seeking out new employment and business opportunities.
While Malaysia is expected to see a gradual improvement in its economy once COVID-19 is contained and the country’s vaccine programme is rolled out, there is nonetheless expected to remain widespread price sensitivity. When it comes to computers and peripherals many consumers have limited knowledge and as such are more concerned with achieving the required specifications at the lowest cost.
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