Following Dell’s problems with meeting demand for some of the smaller laptops just coming out, DigiTimes is reporting that this is an industry wide problem. The problems are also affecting several areas of production – optical drives, batteries, LCD displays, etc. Dell, Acer, and Hewlett-Packard are specifically mentioned in regards to a shortage of smaller panels, quote:
All top-three branded notebook suppliers have been impacted. Dell’s 8-series consumer notebooks are in short supply, with Taiwan retailer Tsann Kuen still awaiting delivery of the first batch, according to industry sources. The Dell notebook shortage has also been observed in China, they added.
Acer, which is said to be seeing a shortage of graphics chips from AMD and Nvidia, is also having delivery problems, the industry sources noted. Severe shortages have been observed for the company’s 12.1-inch panel lineup and Hewlett-Packard (HP) is also encountering similar problems with its latest 12.1-inch notebooks, they noted.