The prevailing strong demand for notebook devices coupled with component and labor shortage in the first quarter of 2010 could possibly lead to a marginal rise in the prices of notebook devices.
Taiwanese publication DigiTimes reports that there could be a marginal rise of $1-$2 in the price of notebook panels. While the publication sees a drop in margins for the developers with the selling price remaining intact, the strategy of notebook makers to recover the margins is not yet known. A rise in price of the notebook or any of the accessories is likely to be the way out.
However, considering that the rise only appears to be marginal, no apparent drop in demand is forecast.[via DigiTimes]