Re: Intel CPU supply shortages
"Maybe AMD could help?"
I'm sure the Zen stuff is great on desktop or servers (I haven't seen any yet) but on laptops AMD still is trailing from what I've read on Notebookcheck and other review sites. And the driver support for the GPU is also (reportedly) poor.
I replaced my work laptop late last year and I contemplated on an AMD laptop but ended up with the HP 840 G5 (Intel) because an otherwise identical 745 G5 (AMD) had worse battery life. Perhaps the Zen /Vega graphics are way better but it was irrelevant as I don't game nor do graphical design.
The Intel CPU shortage is still on - we're waiting for a delayed batch of PC's - but Dell/HP/Lenovo are still not pushing AMD at all unless you're looking for consumer laptops. And not even then.