Dell runs out of...glass?

Users waiting on orders of laptops and PCs from Dell may wonder what is causing the unusually long delays for their systems to arrive.When I asked Dell what is causing lead times of up to a month I was advised they have shortages of some components such as the biometric fingerprint reader which has a 7 week waiting list.

Users waiting on orders of laptops and PCs from Dell may wonder what is causing the unusually long delays for their systems to arrive.

When I asked Dell what is causing lead times of up to a month I was advised they have shortages of some components such as the biometric fingerprint reader which has a 7 week waiting list. However, as my order does not include this I investigated further.

It appears Dell has a server shortage of glass! I was expecting some hi-tech or rare component but it appears that glass is in short supply. This is obviously needed for all laptops and Monitors - desktops without monitors will not be affected by the problem.

Maybe I can go down to Brighton and borrow some sand for them...