According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for personal computers and peripheral equipment were 96.30% lower in 2018 versus 1997.
Between 1997 and 2018: Personal computers and peripheral equipment experienced an average inflation rate of -14.53% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, personal computers and peripheral equipment costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $0.74 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for personal computers and peripheral equipment was significantly lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Personal computers and peripheral equipment: