“Intel has begun shipping its fixed B3 stepping 6-series chipsets to first-tier notebook and motherboard makers and a number of brand-name notebook vendors are expected to unveil their Sandy Bridge-based models at the end of the month, according to sources at Taiwan-based notebook ODMs.
Shipments of new devices equipped with the new 6-series chipsets from first-tier makers will help stir up demand, while minimizing the impact of the defective chips on PC sales, the sources noted.
Toshiba will unveil its Sandy Bridge-powered notebooks in Taipei on February 23 with the products to be available starting mid-March, according to Taiwan-based Grainew, Toshiba’s distributor in Taiwan.
Toshiba is expected to release three new models, the 13.3-inch R830, 14-inch R840 and 15-inch R850, according to industry sources.
Acer and Asustek Computer are also expected to begin shipping Sandy Bridge notebooks in mid-March, the sources added.”
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DigiTimes has more good news for the early adopter, not a week after first hitting the production line, SandyBridge motherboards are headed to the major manufactures. Some are so confident that they are releasing details on new laptops that will be using these B3 boards, including Toshiba.