Retailers seem to be getting clued into new processors incoming.
Although Intel has yet to announce details on its Westmere processors that are set to hit the market next year, some online retailers aren't holding back on its goods.
Canadian computer seller A-Power has listed on its website an "Intel Core I3 530 2.93GHz Dual Core Processor 4MB L3 73W LGA" complete with a convincing box shot. (Product has since been removed.)
The cash or debit price is listed at $152.19 CAD, which works to around $144 USD.
Interestingly, at time of writing, this product is still listed on the website, but carries a notice that it has been discontinued and cannot be purchased. Of course, the product isn't yet available for sale, but discontinued it certainly is not.
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Update: We received a letter from Tony Tsao, General Manager of A-Power Computer Ltd., threatening to sue us for taking a screenshot of the product page. It looks like A-Power broke legal bindings with Intel and jumped the gun, posting something it shouldn't have:
Hello Tom's Hardware,
On your recently post by Marcus Yam at 1:51PM December 9, 2009, you have displayed a screen-shot of my website www.a-power.com with the company logo clearly shown.
This is an unauthorized use of A-Power's logo and intellectual properties. Please remove them at your earliest convenience. We reserve the rights to take legal action if it is not removed by 9PM EST today December 9, 2009. Thank you.
Tony Tsao, CMA
A-Power Computer Ltd.