It was rumoured way back in February that Acer had “over-ordered” Intel’s Arrandale Core 2010 mobile CPUs, leading to market-wide shortages which would hit in March. Part of these rumours came to be true, as by the end of March, there was a shortage in supply of Arrandale CPUs. These shortages were expected to last through April, but moving to mid-May, Converge reports that the shortage has hit full-force, depleting stocks and increasing prices.

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It was rumoured way back in February that Acer had “over-ordered”
Intel’s Arrandale Core 2010 mobile CPUs, leading to market-wide
shortages which would hit in March. Part of these rumours came to be
true, as by the end of March, there was a shortage in supply of
Arrandale CPUs. These shortages were expected to last
through April
, but moving to mid-May, Converge reports that the
shortage has hit full-force, depleting stocks and increasing prices.

AMD’s promising Danube platform couldn’t have released at a more opportune time. AMD’s new CPUs promise to deliver price/performance leadership. With increasing prices and lowered stocks for Intel’s Core i3/i5 M CPUs, AMD might finally have an opportunity to make its mark on a market dominated by Intel.

It is unknown as to how long the supply shortage will last.

Reference: Xbitlabs