Well, clandestinely is perhaps too strong -- and long -- a word for it, but the fact is that Intel's thoroughly roadmapped
and unnecessarily delayed
desktop refresh has already happened for folks in Taiwan. Our buddies at TweakTown
even went to the trouble of putting together a video of Taipei's computer market, which didn't seem to suffer any shortages of Lynnfield parts
. In US currency, the prices above are $204 for the Core i5-750, $296 for the i7-860 and $593 for the i7-870, which at least confirm earlier indications
on the matter, but come on Intel, if you're not going to announce these things, at least start selling them on the sly over here too.