Tech shortage for K12 this year?

As the 2014-15 school year is quickly approaching, it seems to be increasingly hard to get technology. Dell has recently halted the sale of their Chromebook product through their website (education customers can call their sales rep to order) http://goo.gl/HAizza. This spring Lenovo couldn’t guarantee that I’d be able to get their X140e laptop in time for school if the order wasn’t placed before July 1st. Bytespeed laptops are taking much longer than expected, and Epson projectors are on backorder.

Is it an industry-wide shortage, or are education customers opening up those checkbooks? What have you seen when trying to buy equipment for the upcoming school year?

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