Razer CEO warns of "significant increases" in laptop component costs

Razer CEO warns of "significant increases" in laptop component costs

The CEO of games hardware firm Razer, Min-Liang Tan (pictured), has said that the cost of laptop components is set to increase significantly.

Posting on Twitter, the exec warned that next-gen laptops will likely cost more year-over-year. This includes Razer's own tech, like its Blade laptop.

"Just had a long meeting to review our gaming laptops line for next year," Tan wrote, "looks like there are significant increases in component costs etc and we'll be seeing price increases for next-gen gaming laptops across the board next year."

This is part of the on-going chip supply problem that is impacting various industries around the world. When this will start to ease is really up in the air at the moment; Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said earlier this year that GPU supply shortages would continue through 2021, while AMD boss Dr Lisa Su has predicted that the chip situation will improve in 2022.

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