Acer says global chip shortage to affect laptops till 2022, prices could increase


As you may know, the pandemic has far-reaching circumstances outside of health-related ones. It has made things hard for many companies, with most facing shortages in terms of processors. Laptops are greatly affected by this, and the shortage isn't ending soon.

According to The Guardian, the global chip shortage will impact the production of new laptops well into 2022. This is based on a statement by Acer' Co-chief Operating Officer Tiffany Huang, who said that the company is having trouble securing enough chips for its products. The shortage has caused Acer to focus on its education products, as it believes that people should continue being able to learn.

Production is expected to be slow until the first or second quarter of 2022. This suggests that sales volume will be lower in the coming months, lower than what big corporations like Acer would like. Besides the lower production volume, the shortage of key components has also resulted in increasing prices.

The global chip shortage has also affected the prices of graphics cards and smartphones this year. If your budget is tight, it would be a good idea to carefully plan your spending. With that said, do you plan to buy any laptops or smartphones this year? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to TechNave for more news.