You might have been hearing blurbs about processor shortages from Intel recently, and now it seems like the situation is set to continue, as analysts and chip resellers have warned that the shortage might not break until May at the earliest. Thanks to the shortage, there is a low supply of Intel’s mobile Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, which apparently have led to some companies to pay up to a 20 percent premium in order to ensure that they get enough supplies. According to reports, the smaller companies are those more likely to be affected as Intel often prioritizes larger companies over smaller ones, which shouldn’t be surprising, after all, they offer more business. With that in mind, it seems that major computer builders, such as Apple, Dell and HP, haven’t faced significant shortages. It was even rumored that Acer might be related to the shortage, as the company is gearing up to promote its TimelineX notebooks.
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