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Laptop shortage anticipated this Christmas

The word coming out of Taiwan -- the source of almost all of the world's laptops -- is to place your order early if you intend to get a new one this Christmas season.

The word coming out of Taiwan — the source of almost all of the world's laptops — is to place your order early if you intend to get a new one this Christmas season.

According to The Register:

Intel's operation on the island this week confirmed that demand for its laptop-oriented processors, Wi-Fi modules and chipsets - all part of its Centrino package - was running higher than expected, local news site DigiTimes reports.

Intel is working to increase its production capacity for CPU and WLAN modules at this moment.

More than the above-mentioned components, earlier reports indicate that other laptop components, such as battery cells, displays, DVD drives, and even motherboards, are also in relatively short supply.

About Paul Mah

Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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