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For weeks now, the rumor mill has been talking about an early June launch time frame for Intel's Centrino 2 platform. However, TG Daily now reports that Intel has pushed back the launch of its new mobile platform all the way until July 14. The mid-July launch won't cover all Centrino 2 hardware, either—the "full line" of chipsets will supposedly follow "a couple of weeks later."

Regarding the cause for the delay, TG Daily quotes both its own sources and American Technology Research analyst Doug Freedman as saying Intel suffered a "'mis-step in the completion of FCC certification' for the next-generation Centrino processor with support for the 802.11n Wi-Fi standard." Intel also ran into trouble with its new mobile integrated graphics chipsets, which allegedly caused some notebooks to fail.

If true, the postponement will give AMD more time to get its Puma mobile platform rolling. AMD plans to unleash Puma in early June, and the company triumphantly announced last month that its platform had scored 100 design wins—twice as many as its previous offering. Puma will include new Turion Ultra processors, a 780-series chipset, and Radeon HD 3000-series integrated graphics with Hybrid Graphics support.
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Dang. There goes my hopes of getting one for university in the summer.
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What happened to Intel? 2006 and 2007 they were cruising on all cylinders, with most things launching early....

Now everything is late. I hope this isn't a result of their market dominance. I don't think it is because their profits and market share are not that impressive (compared to what it has been).
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What happened to Intel? 2006 and 2007 they were cruising on all cylinders, with most things launching early....

Now everything is late. I hope this isn't a result of their market dominance. I don't think it is because their profits and market share are not that impressive (compared to what it has been).
In the desktop realm, C2Ds are doing really well against the X2s, in the laptop realm, the Centrinos are whooping the Turions, so if I were Intel, there really isn't much of an incentive for them to get going. The guys at Intel probably saw the news of the new Turion Ultras being based off K8 and laughed and sat back to relax.
    
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At last, in the history of computers, something is released earlier than original release date, ehh...But it's just chipsets...
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They are trying not to do an nVidia and release it too early for what is realisticly needed/wanted.
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Centrino 2 processors are going to have lower TDP than the current Intel processors, yet they will offer similar or better performance.
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In the desktop realm, C2Ds are doing really well against the X2s, in the laptop realm, the Centrinos are whooping the Turions, so if I were Intel, there really isn't much of an incentive for them to get going. The guys at Intel probably saw the news of the new Turion Ultras being based off K8 and laughed and sat back to relax.
Its funny that now in evry store i go in canada that sells laptops there are 5 Turions for every core 2 duo.
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Its funny that now in evry store i go in canada that sells laptops there are 5 Turions for every core 2 duo.
Ye coz they are trying to get rid of them, coz they will be uber outdated in a years time!
    
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