STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA)- People who work or attend classes from home during coronavirus has caused a national shortage of computers.
Starkville Computers' workers say laptops are flying off the shelves during the pandemic.
As the school year gets underway, it may be harder for them to meet the demand.
Thomas McClean is a Starkville Computers assistant engineer. He said laptops are in high demand, especially for students.
“They are going faster now. Definitely when students started coming in, we saw a difference in how fast they were leaving,” he said.
McClean said workers are doing all they can to keep the devices in stock, but it seems that customers are always looking for an affordable computer.
"It’s kind of difficult to keep them in stock and keep the laptops that everybody wants,” he said.
McClean said Macbooks are the most popular device, but one of the biggest problems is the shipping time for parts.
He said when they order parts for electronic devices it's delayed by one or two weeks.
Even before students went back to school Starkville Computers sold out of laptops quickly.
The high demand has been new to them during the pandemic.