Conroe won't be on shelves until August 7th

First tier manufacturers like Dell and HP are going to be the only ones with Conroe for at least another week. The Inquirer is reporting that Intel has told it's distributors not to sell Conroe chips except to a select few manufacturers considered to be "tier one". Retailers' orders won't be honored until August 7th at the earliest, which means Conroe won't be widely available on retail shelves for at least another week.

"System integrators are incandescent with fury because even though they ordered Core Dual 2 chips from distributors weeks ago, they're being told they'll have to join a queue while Dell and HP get the pick of the crop."

 

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