Stateline residents struggle to find affordable laptops during computer shortage

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – As students return to online learning many are missing the most important school supply a computer.

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“She has to have a good computer and right now she’s been stuck using a little cellphone,” said Shawn Starry, looking for an affordable computer.


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Starry plans to homeschool his daughter Brooke this school year but he’s had no luck finding an affordable computer.

“We’ve been searching online but the prices went up so it’s been a little expensive, a little too expensive for us to purchase one right now,” Starry said.

“People are really just looking for something they can afford,” said Robert Bisconti, Bisconti Computers general manager.

Bisconti says since the start of the pandemic laptops has been a hot buy.

“The first signs of the shortage started when

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