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.
It is a difficult task for Dell to try to offer a range of eight colors for the case of its notebooks, as compared to Sony's latest CR-series notebooks, which are available only in four colors, said the sources.
Dell notebook delay may last into October/November
Posted on Monday, Aug 27 2007 @ 00:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck