Well, all Retailedge members must have been thinking about great new stuff with the announcement of the **NEW** Intel Retailedge program. Everyone was exited to hear about two purchase programs and the inclusion of "Centrino platform", or in other words a laptop, to the event.
First, blowing out everyone's hopes, they announced two old kentsfield extreme series processors when the new yorkfield processors were sold at pretty much the same prices(infact, QX9650 is 5$ cheaper than QX6850 at newegg), yet we thought it is ok, since for 240$ that is a steal.
Then, On BIG June 2, here they reveal the specs of the Y510 laptop, in which everyone was hoping to see a penryn. But alas! it is just a crappy napa core-T5750 (Sorry, intel. but we are really disappointed), to add to the disappointment, the site states that processor is clocked at 1.83GHz (the original specs of T5750 is 2.0GHz, underclocked, maybe????). Yeah, Y510 is an awesome laptop. But with embedded graphics, and with the model with a penryn processor being less than 100$ more retail, We are not happy at all.
And thats not all. The store feature and the summer draw are great. But if you have to spend 20000 chips to get a leatherman "FUSE" tool, when most of the people actually have only around 15000-17500 chips accumulated over 6 months, That does not seem to be a good deal as well.
All in all, I would say Intel has thwarted our hopes. Lets wait for the November purchase program to get the Penryn!!!!.
Oh btw, How many chips you people have??? I have 20275.... pls comment.