Laptops to get more expensive due to component shortages

Posted on Monday, February 01 2021 @ 10:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes reports prices of laptops may get more expensive as notebook ODMs are planning to hike quotes. The higher prices will reflect rising component costs. This is more fallout from the component shortages that are seen almost everywhere in the electronics market.
Notebook ODMs mull hiking quotes to reflect rising components costs: Taiwan-based notebook ODMs plan to raise their quotes to reflect rising component prices that have been heaping pressure on their production costs, according to industry sources.
Laptop shipments are doing really well lately. DigiTimes Research estimates a total of 60 million laptops shipped in Q4 2020, 10 percent more sequentially and a new record high:
Global notebook shipments, excluding detachable models, surged over 10% sequentially to hit a fresh high of 60 million units in fourth-quarter 2020, mainly driven by robust demand for remote work and study amid the worsening pandemic woes, year-end e-commerce promotion campaigns and government subsidies to consumers, according to Digitimes Research. Shipments for the entire 2020 advanced over 25% on year to a 9-year high of 201 million units, Digitimes Research figures show.

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