The overall cheapness people are talking about is more a sign of the general economy.
Back when I still had corporate clients before the economy went to crap, many of them often just wanted the best because they could afford it.
I think because this dip has lasted so long people forget that a lot of us used to like buying the nicer stuff as well. ...it does tend to last longer as well.
2005 or before was an entirely different thing than you see now.
Of course if the political scene remains the way it seems to be going.
...we'll be lucky if any of us can afford a loaf of bread much less fancy computer parts before long.