Monitors are in Short Supply

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a difficult year. Especially for those of us who work in the information technology field. In late 2019 we were facing a shortage of processors. That was quickly followed by a shortage of desktop computer systems in early 2020 that lasted nearly half the year. That was followed by a shortage of laptops and webcams. And that was just the hardware difficulties.

Now that we’re finishing out the year, we’re faced with another hardware shortage – this time with monitors. If you can get a monitor, it’s probably more expensive. There’s no doubt about it, we are in the midst of a monitor shortage and it’s not going to get any better anytime soon.

The most recent round of problems (they say) is due to a strong earthquake in Taiwan and a power outage in Japan. However, other supply issues have also caused problems for monitor manufacturers. Sadly, the monitor shortage is expected to last months. Personally, trying to order monitors has been a nightmare. One of my orders was pushed back to December 26th, only to be pushed back to March 1st. It’s the reality of the world we live in.