Crave presents the week's laptop news, in digest form.
The thin-and-light Dell XPS m1330, announced at the end of June, finally started shipping this week, though not before hundreds of customers gave Dell the what-for in the comments section of the company's Direct2Dell blog. Alex Gurzen, Dell's senior vice president of consumer products, blamed the delay on multiple unanticipated manufacturing issues, including a shortage of parts. His excuse gained some credibility the next day, when electronics market researcher DRAMeXchange declared that laptop makers are facing a components shortage that likely will worsen in the third quarter.
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