quote: You are forgetting that these are unique times...
1. Intel has never been so far behind for so long before
2. Intel has never waged a preview campaign so early and with so much marketing before.
3. Intel has never lost so much revenue share (as opposed to market share) before, let alone in such a short period of time.
quote: And what specific relevance to availability do those three things have?
quote: you responded to his assertion that availability of engineering samples correlates to general availability, which means that your 3-item list was attempting to disprove that assertion
quote: The marketing division cannot ship what isn't available. A change in marketing strategy doesn't necessarily have anything to do with actual available supply
quote: I don't get yours either
quote: My point was that times have changed as have Intel's marketing ...