Notebook prices seem set to rise in the coming weeks, reports Taiwanese IT news site

Price-rises are predicted to take into account increasing component prices and increased demand. LCD flat-panel screens, memory, and battery prices are all rising.

Aggressive pricing helped bolster notebook sales last year despite the weak economy. The report claims that rising sales confirm signs of worldwide economic recovery.

Component shortages mean some local Taiwanese manufacturers cannot fulfil orders, the report says. Given a short supply of finished products, price rises are likely as manufacturers increase their prices to OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers).