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.
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.
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.