Due to Intel's misjudgment of notebook demand, the gap between the company's production capacity and market demand is increasing. Intel recently stated to makers that it will readjust its production capacity to solve the shortages and it expects the problem should be solved by the end of the year.
By the end of the year, eh? Seems based on that date though, that there might be shortages for people looking for a notebook-sized holiday gift this year. Buy early and often, or at least early!