New NotebookPC maker looking delivers a large number of touchscreen notebooks may suffer supply problems. Major vendors like Asus, Acer, Lenovo, HP, Sony and Dell are struggling to acquire a steady supply of touchscreen component for their notebooks. Current touch panel makers are still concentrating on huge demands in smartphones and tablet market.

Also, there is almost no indication that consumers want touch-based Windows 8 notebooks, although the new OS version is fully optimized for touch operations. Acer expects that touchscreen notebooks will account for 15 to 30 percent of its total shipment if Windows 8 successfully reshapes the PC industry by encouraging people to use the touch-based interface more.

As touch panels makers are still fully committed to satisfy demands in mobile industry, notebook vendors will experience poor yield rates. Compal further reiterates this prediction that in the biggest hurdle for touch-based notebooks is not the lack of demand but supply.

By admin