Dell consumer notebook delay may last into October-November

Shipment delay problems plaguing Dell may be worse than expected, with a shortage for the company's consumer notebook models likely to last into October or November, according to sources at Taiwan-based retail channels. Retail channels in the Asia-Pacific region are all caught in a shortage of the consumer models, indicating that Dell's initial thrust into the channel market is rather bumpy, the sources stated.

With the company indicating painting problems as one of the main reasons for the long delays in the shipping of its XPS M1330 models, Dell Taiwan recently invited media in Taiwan to visit its lab to explain its quality control in the painting of the color notebooks.

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News source: DigiTimes

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