Intel Penryn mobile chips delayed
Subject: Mobile | January 15, 2008 - 11:27 AM | Ryan Shrout
This has got to be one of the weakest news "sources" I have ever seen: a report from a guy that got a message from resellers from a Lenovo rep. But hey, it sounds good, right? The rumor speaks that Intel's 45nm Penryn-based chips are seeing some delays - and this is not the first time we've heard of this - and that notebook vendors worldwide are in for a swift kick in the ass from customers.
According a message purportedly sent from a Lenovo rep to resellers today, Intel's T9500, T9300, T8300 and T8100 Penryn chips are going to be delayed, affecting the laptop industry worldwide -- and obviously Lenovo's latest
in particular. The word is that a thermal sensor issue is to blame, and
supply on the chips will be tight through February. Nothing official
from Intel yet on the matter, so we're going to keep this in the rumor
category for the moment -- but don't be surprised when that shiny new
Penryn laptop of yours ends up taking a few extra weeks. Be strong, we
can make it through this together.