Windows 8 touch notebooks Plagued by 70% touchscreen shortage

Windows 8 touch notebooks Plagued by 70% touchscreen shortageWe've spoken about the overall insufficiency in touch panel and material supply, but we didn't go into detail about the notebook market.

Many touchscreen notebooks got introduced over the past couple of weeks by Acer, ASUS, Sony and HP, among others.

Unfortunately, due to touch panel makers prioritizing smartphone and tablet orders, they do not have many left for laptops. In fact, even tablet makers are having trouble getting enough.

This is why touch panel supply for Windows 8 notebooks is 70% below demand at the moment. The lack of experience on the manufacturers' part in producing medium-to-large size touchscreens isn't helping matters.

The same goes for how all notebook makers placed orders at the same time in September and October.

One can only wonder if inventories will rise to desired levels in time, especially since demand is bound to go up over the next couple of quarters as well.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: notebooks, Windows 8

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Google’s voice assistant platform has been known as Google Now
The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of high-resolution content
Microsoft is developing a new “Skype for Life” client
Siri on the Mac is new, and is similar to that on the iOS
The latency in this test was supposedly no more than 2 milliseconds
Apple has made to the iPhone 7/7 Plus is by making the home button a solid state button
Android Nougat should eventually extend back to the Galaxy S6 generation
You’re not supposed to expose the iPhone to water anyway
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you like Windows 10?
or leave your own version in comments (32)