With September around the corner, many students are making preparations to start a new academic year. In these times of COVID-19, the back-to-school season will look very different for many.
For one, with so many schools embracing remote or distance learning, technology such as laptops have been in high demand. As a result, many retail stores and computer sellers are facing a shortage of laptops.
Supply Chain Issues
2020 hasn’t been an ordinary year. With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc around the world, disrupting everything from festivals and travel plans to work goals and schools. It’s also affected the supply chain in many sectors of manufacturing, including computers.
In China, during the country’s New Year’s holiday closures and virus-related slowdowns, many supply chains have been disrupted. Laptop manufacturers have been hit the hardest during the first few months of 2020. If you tried to purchase a new laptop in the past few months, you may have noticed delayed shipments and slow fulfillment times.
This is due to the unique situation we are currently in. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many individuals to work from home and many students to learn from home. This has resulted in an increased demand for laptops. This coupled with the lower manufacturer supply due to factory disruptions has made finding a computer difficult and expensive.
Related Products Also in Short Supply
If you were part of the shopping frenzy during those initial days of the Coronavirus shutdown, you’ll remember that new computers aren’t the only products in short supply.
Besides common household products like toilet paper being out-of-stock at local grocery stores, related electronic products such as computer screens, batteries, processors, and webcams were also in short supply.
For example, due to surges in demand across American schools, Acer America is “not even close” to stocking enough Chromebooks according to company president, Gregg Prendergast.
So what do you do if you need a new computer?
We have some solutions for you!
While laptops are hard to find, if you’re willing to work off a desktop you may still be able to find some, but keep in mind you’ll also need to buy a screen, mouse, keyboard, and webcam.
Or you can invest in a more expensive device. It is often easier to find the higher-priced devices than the lower-cost models.
But not everyone wants to spend a fortune on a new computer right now. That’s where we come in! Consider breathing new life into a computer you have laying around or you’ve picked up second hand! That’s exactly what we designed our StartMeStick for!
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