While Dell is a company that is well-known for their Windows-based PCs, it seems that they are doing pretty well on the Chromebook front as well. According to reports, Dell had to temporarily put a halt to the sale of one of their Chromebooks simply because they are unable to meet the demand from their customers.
The Dell Chromebook 11 was introduced last year and began shipping in December and it is currently listed as unavailable on Dell’s website. Instead, Dell is pointing customers to their hotline if they are interested in placing an order. A Dell representative confirmed the halting of the sales via a statement to PC World.
According to Ellen Murphy, a spokeswoman for Dell, “Due to strong demand, the Dell Chromebook 11 is currently not available for order on Dell.com. It continues to be available for our education customers and can be ordered through their sales representative.”
It is unclear as to when Dell will be putting the Chromebook 11 back up for sale via its website, but it does not look like it will be happening anytime soon. Perhaps Dell has to figure out how to get more units to meet the demand first before they feel confident at selling it to the masses once again. It’s an interesting move to take it offline, but what do you guys think?