The Centino 2 launch was originally scheduled to coincide with Computex Taipei 2008 on June 3 - 7. Then it was pushed back to late June and now August, although the Intel spokesperson told iTWire in a phone call that the new release date would be July 14.
The problems, as outlined by Intel, relate to the integrated graphics chipsets and wireless antennas.
In an email to iTWire, Intel has outlined the current state of play:
"We are pushing out our event launch date of Centrino2 from late June to the first week of August.
"Two reasons for this delay:
1) We found a minor problem with our integrated graphics chipsets and we’re taking an extra couple of weeks to re-screen them.
2) We need some extra time to address some Ts and Cs (terms and conditions) mistakes while filing and testing our wireless antennas.
"Therefore, the new dates for launching this product:
· On July 14th we will introduce our Core and Extreme mobile processors and begin initial shipments of some of our chipsets.
· We expect to ship our complete line of chipsets and wireless chips in high volume a couple of weeks later, the first week of August.
"Our launch date with the complete Centrino2 showcase line-up will take place in early August."
So what does mean for the laptop market between now and August? CONTINUED