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The Shortage of SSD Delays Acer's New Laptops Shipments

By Korbin Lan
Published: Nov 24,2016

Acer's Swift 7, the world's first notebook with thickness of less than 1 cm.(source: Acer)

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Acer, a Taiwanese brand company known for its computer products, said yesterday that its new laptop shipments will be delayed due to the shortage of SSDs.

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Acer has launched its Swift series of laptop PC earlier this month including Swift 7, the world's first notebook with thickness of less than 1 cm. And the first batch of the new series had been sold out, was expected to be available by the end of November.

Lin Jia Zhang, general manager of Acer Taiwan, said that the sales of Acer's new laptop PCs is red hot, but was undershipment due to the shortage of major components. The shortfall of nearly fifty percent, and Acer was scheduling new sources of components to catch up with shipping progress.

He pointed out that the most serious impact shortage of notebook components was SSDs. In addition, the prices of LCD panel and RAM have grown significantly, which also led to the production of PC deferred.

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