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Dell unable to ship Pentium 4 Expensive Edition yet

All stories eventually come true
Tue Nov 04 2003, 12:44
CHIP GIANT INTEL confirmed that even with a small staff of one man+dog, compared to a Chipzilla headcount of 80,000 or so, the INQUIRER can still beat it to its own announcements.

The firm duly rolled out its Xeon MP now re-named the Extreme Edition last night to sounds of trumpets, bands, and fanfares all round.

But Intel distributor Dell, which gets the first bite of the cake for chip allocations, is saying on its web site that the preliminary ship date for a Dimension XPS at $4,179 won't ship until the 26th of November.

So really Fudo's story all those weeks ago about the launch of the EE being the beginning of December had more than just a ring of truth about it.

Intel insists that a launch is different from an availability date, but realistically speaking, shouldn't the two dates be the same? If you launched a boat and the boat wasn't there to slip down into the water, you couldn't really say the launch had high availability, could you? µ

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