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.
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