Some Windows 8-based PCs still experiencing long ship times

As a new year begins, there still appears to be some supply issues for at least some Windows 8-based PCs, especially those that have touchscreens. A quick check of just two of the big PC makers, Dell and Lenovo, shows long waits for the people who want certain PCs.

Dell's Windows 8 PC order page tells the story. The Dell XPS 12 notebook, which we reviewed a few weeks ago, is now showing a ship date of January 31st for people who place their orders for the notebook today. The Latitude 10 tablet won't be shipped until January 23rd and the touchscreen-based Inspiron 15z Ultrabook is currently showing a ship date of January 15th.

Lenovo's Yoga 13 convertible notebook is showing similar long shipment times on the company's website. While some versions of the notebook are showing a ship date of January 5th, three of the Yoga 13 models on sale won't be shipping to customers for "more than 4 weeks."

While not all Windows 8 PCs with touchscreens are experiencing these kinds of supply problems, it's clear that demand for certain models from Dell and Lenovo has exceeded the supply and those kinds of issues may continue until well into 2013.

Source: Dell | Image via Dell

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I bought a Lenovo Yoga 13 on Dec. 8th, got it on the 21st, while the shipment estimate was Dec. 30th. Not terrible I'd say.

I purchased a WIN 8 Lenovo touchscreen laptop through Best Buy and received it in early Dec. I then decided to upgrade to a heftier processor/memory version of this laptop in mid Dec. Lenovo has trouble keeping up with demand apparently, since I've only recently been notified it will finally ship this week.

supply problems? oh noes does that mean pc shipments numbers are being affected by this? ****, now I cant use that as an excuse of why pcs are doomed(even though windows 8 is selling like hot cakes). or can I? maybe if im an analyst I can spew a bunch of garbage and some sites will use it as headlines because we know how much the apple and android fanboys love that ****. YES PCs are doomed

If I were to buy a new laptop, I would by the one pictured in this article. It makes total sense! I'm still trying to figure out what a tablet is good for besides, playing games, reading websites and checking email. I say reading websites because I still find browsing websites easier on an actual computer.

The Acer W510 is a good combination, you can use the tablet to do what you say then put in the keyboard dock that will 1) Give you a keyboard for writing and 2) Act as a second battery.

warwagon said,
If I were to buy a new laptop, I would by the one pictured in this article. It makes total sense! I'm still trying to figure out what a tablet is good for besides, playing games, reading websites and checking email. I say reading websites because I still find browsing websites easier on an actual computer.

Being mobile? There are many times I wish I had a tablet over a laptop to use for work/school.