Some tough news from Intel, the manufacturer of computer processors. There is a shortage of Intel processors right now, and it’s creating a back log to get new laptops and workstations.
The processor is the part of the computer that does all the computations, the heart of the computer. You may have heard techs talk about i3, i5, and i7 processors – that’s what Intel makes.
The backlog is pretty frustrating, so I asked the techs about alternatives. They were very forceful in their response and had specific ‘thoughts’ for me, right away.
The good news – Intel expects to have the shortage wrapped up by the start of Quarter 2. Some computers are available now, others are on back order, as far out as late March.
So we’re asking you to be patient and flexible. Intel is still THE industry standard, and it’s worth the wait, even if that’s a little frustrating now – the alternative is several years of frustration with a computer that will have issues after Windows updates and with Microsoft SQL! – CMW