Well, theyre being done with Engineering Samples, and ES has it all, so theyre somewhat distorted, also, the memory isnt working out quite yet for the I3
they jumped the gun on this review, its pre NDA, and for good reasons, the platform isnt ready yet
Sep 8th, actually according to this:
Intel is looking into how the first versions of its Lynnfield processors ended up on sale in Taiwan several weeks before they were supposed to, preempting the company's plans to roll out the new chips.
Lynnfield chips, which will be sold under the Core i5 and Core i7 brands, are versions of Intel's Nehalem processor family designed for use in consumer desktops. The chips are meant to bring Nehalem from the high-end of the desktop PC market into the mainstream.
The release of the processors for sale to consumers was meant to happen on Sept. 8 but, in a rare example of Intel apparently losing control over its sales and distribution channel, the chips ended up on sale in Taiwanese shops last week. http://www.pcworld.com/article/170361/intel_looks_into_...
This story reminds me alot of the 4850 launch, where they went up for sale well before the NDA was lifted. I bet Intel cant do a thing about it either. They can try, but it wont do any good, as its too close to home (where all the chips are made), and doing anything drastic may have some retaliation in the future, which simply may mean even more of it