Dells all-in-one PCs sell out faster than ever.
A new survey by the online retail giant found that Dell laptops have been sold out in the U.S. in record numbers, with a record number of laptops being sold in the last 24 hours.
The survey, which was conducted by e-commerce marketplace BestBuy, found that the average time to buy a Dell laptop jumped by nearly an hour to 4 hours.
The average price for a Dell E1 was $2,099, compared to $1,799 for the same model last year.
The Dell E4, the most recent iteration of the company’s flagship line, sold out almost instantaneously.
For many, that’s the first sign that their favorite computer is about to become a little bit harder to find.
“It’s kind of like a bad deal,” said Aaron Shook, a 23-year-old computer analyst and avid Dell fan.
“I had my first one, and I just bought it again.
But I’m kind of looking for a replacement right now.
I know that it’s really good, but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to afford it.”
Dell declined to comment on the survey, but an e-mail from the company confirmed that sales of its laptops are down about half since last year, and said that the company is continuing to roll out its “worldwide recall program.”
The company also issued a statement, saying that its sales of laptops and desktops have declined significantly since last summer.
“The company has recently launched a global recall program for some of the most common consumer electronics including laptops and tablets.
We are working with customers and partners to identify and help resolve issues that impact the most important consumer electronics,” the statement read.
“We continue to work with the U:N.
Food and Agriculture Organization to determine how best to best manage the impact of this recall.
As we work to make the products and processes as safe and secure as possible, we are focused on providing the highest level of service and support to our customers.”
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.